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Category Art of Nature

The entry period for the main categories of the Kuusamo Nature Photo 2023 competition has ended on 31.7.2023.

You can submit any images of nature to this category. The image should be one file produced by the camera, for example, HDR, focus stacking, multiple exposure, or an image produced by intentional camera movement. The image can also be taken without the use of special techniques – an insightful, well executed image. The jury will focus on open-minded vision, impressions the image conveys, creative approach, and visual aesthetics. Digitally manipulated images are not eligible.

Entries to the competition can only be submitted in digital format online. A maximum of five (5) entries can be submitted to this category.

The winners will be selected by a jury comprised of Jonna Kalliomäki (Chair), Paavo Hamunen, Mika Honkalinna, and Terhi Tuovinen (rotating jury member).

In this category, prizes will be awarded to the best five images. The first prize is 1,500 euros. The organizer will pay the statutory tax on the prize.

Entry fee

The entry fee for categories Hannu Hautala and Art of Nature is 30 euros altogether.

  • After you have registered and paid your entry fee, you will receive a registration code to your email.
  • You will receive a receipt of the payment by email from Eventz International Oy, which collects entry fees on behalf of Nature Photo and Kuusamo Town (Kuusamon kaupunki).
  • After receiving a registration code for your chosen category, return to the Kuusamo Nature Photo site.
  • Submit your entries and fill in your contact information here Take part in the nature photo competition
  • Please note that all entries must be uploaded at the same time.
  • In this category, only basic image editing is allowed (such as cropping, sharpening, adjustments of tonal values, moderate partial adjustments of the image, removal of sensor dust, noise reduction).The image can be colour-toned or converted into black-and-white. Combining panoramic images, HDR, and focus stacking is permitted in landscape images. The format of the image is free. Trick photos or otherwise manipulated images are not eligible for entry!

    The entries to this category must be submitted only as digital files, with the highest possible jpg quality. The measurement of the longest side is 1920 pixels (width or height). The files can be digitized from slides or negatives. A maximum of five (5) images can be submitted to each category. Submissions to the competition can only be uploaded online. NB! A separate entry form must be filled in and submitted to each category you wish to enter.

  • Entries to the competition can only be uploaded online. The metadata of each image must contain the photographer’s name, email address and telephone number.

    The name of the image files should show the title of the series and the name of the work. For example, artofnature_summer_night

    Watermarks, graph names or logos may not be added to images.

  • You do not need to send original files when submitting your entries. All awarded photographers will be asked to send the original image/image files in August, no later than in week 32. The original file must be sent to the jury within one week from the request.

    Original files are original untouched camera files: RAW, DNG, CR2, NEF, TIF, etc. In case of scans of slides or negatives, the original file is the slide or negative.

More information on the competition

  • With inquiries regarding the competition please contact Jury Chair Jonna Kalliomäki
  • With inquiries regarding image uploading please contact the event secretary of Kuusamo Hall