Since 2011, Otafest has held numerous art and literature contests where talented members of the community come together to showcase their skill set. Anyone is free to participate in the contests, excluding Otafest staff members, and various prizes are offered.

Entries are judged on a variety of attributes including attention to detail, creativity and originality, technical skills, content and relevance, clarity of voice, and word and language choice. Judges grade entries using a standardized rubric created by the contest coordinator each year to assure consistent and fair judging.

For a look at our talented past community contributions please choose from the links below!