Shocktoberfest competition registrations are live

Shocktoberfest 2023 is fast approaching and registration for the individual events and the Spirit Competition are live. Join the Shocker community in showing your Shocker pride by participating in events like the Banner Competition, Door Decorating, parade and more. Events and activities are available for individuals, departments, and student groups.

Student groups competing in the Spirit Competition have a chance at winning a cash prize of up to $1000. Groups must have at least eight current Wichita State students on their team, participate in the parade and share their love of WSU through participation in a variety of events. The $25 registration fee for the parade will be covered by Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership. Additional participation in competitions and events increases a group’s chances of obtaining points toward the Spirit Competition.

To participate in the Spirit Competition, a group must

  • Designate a captain – a student representative communicating on behalf of the group
  • Have a team roster of at least eight current Wichita State students
  • Complete the registration form
  • Determine what events they are participating in using the Shocktoberfest roster template
  • Represent themselves in a positive manner
  • Have fun

Trophies, awards and monetary prizes are awarded at many of the Shocktoberfest events. All participating groups are eligible for any of the awards that are provided by participating sponsors at individual events.

  • Banner Competition winners will receive a $100 prize towards their group
  • Individual students living on-campus and faculty/staff can compete in the Door Decorating Competition, winners receives a $50 Shocker Store gift card
  • The winning departments of the Door Decorating Competition receives a catering award valued at up to $100
  • Winning entries at the parade receive $500
  • An attendance competition for student organizations at the Shocker volleyball game against Temple can result in a party at Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes valued at $200

Competing in more than one event increases your chances of winning the Spirit Competition. The top three Spirit Competition Teams are awarded

  • First place: $1000
  • Second place: $500
  • Third place: $250