Warm up at the library following the Holiday Parade!

F Stop Joy 2022

Join us TONIGHT after the Holiday Parade for an exhibit and refreshments.View the entries & winners here.

Thank you to Generac Power Systems for sponsoring the Thurs., Dec. 1 Photo Exhibition at the library following the Downtown Oshkosh Holiday Parade. Warm up at the library with beverages and light refreshments while you view this outstanding collection of photographs. .
Thank you also to Camera Casino for providing prize packages to our winners.
F Stop: Joy is made possible because of our sponsors' generous support.
View all the entries and winners here.

2022 Contest Rules

You must either live in the Oshkosh area OR hold an Oshkosh Public Library card.
Each participant may submit two photos. Submissions of online entries is final (no re-submissions).
Photos must be taken within the last year.
Photographs must include a caption, less than 150 words, describing the image and how it captures “joy."
Hard copy photos will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted using the official online entry form -OR-
Submit through Instagram using #FStop22 and tag @OshkoshPublicLibrary in the text. Include your name, city and age category. Set your privacy settings to allow @OshkoshPublicLibrary to see your submissions. Follow the library @oshkoshpubliclibrary on Instagram.
Photos must be in jpg, jpeg, png, or gif format.  
Photos must be original works by the entrant. No logos or watermarks on images, please.  
Entries must be submitted by: Oct.15, 2022


  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Ages 18 and older
  • Oshkosh Public Library reserves the non-exclusive right to use the photographs at our discretion.
  • Photographer is responsible for obtaining necessary permissions if photo contains an identifiable individual.  
  • There is no entry fee. 
  • For help with your submission, email toland@oshkoshpubliclibrary.org.
  • Employees of Oshkosh Public Library and judges are not eligible to enter.  

Photos will be judged on composition and how well the image reflects joy.