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Category Art of Nature

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.

The winners will be selected by a jury comprised of Jonna Kalliomäki (Chair), Paavo Hamunen, Mika Honkalinna and Taru Rantala.

  • Entries to the competition can only be uploaded online.
  • A maximum of 5 images can be submitted to each category.
  • In this category, 5 photographers will be awarded.
  • The first prize comprises cash and a voucher, with a combined value of 1,000 euros.

Entry fee

The entry fee for each category is 20 euros.

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  • In this category, only basic image editing is allowed (cropping, sharpening, adjustments of tonal values, moderate partial adjustments of the image, removal of sensor dust, noise reduction, etc.) 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.

  • 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 Event Secretary Jari Säkkinen