2012 marks the 179th Oktoberfest and the official design motif was recently announced. Since 1952, the City of Munich has invited local graphic artists to submit competitive designs for Oktoberfest.
This year, the jury considered 18 entries and the winner receives a 2,750 Euro prize and well as major bragging rights. The chosen design will be printed on some 10,000 posters and 100,000 brochures in German, English and Italian. This year’s winner is Björn Maier from Munich. No second prize was awarded, but third place was split two ways between Mattea Stahl and Daniela Kohl, also both from Munich.