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Category Hannu Hautala

Images of all natural phenomena (landscapes, plants, birds, mammals, etc.) can be submitted to this category. However, the image entered to this category should be as natural as possible and truthfully express and interpret the mood and atmosphere of the depicted moment.

Entries to the competition can only be submitted in digital format online. A maximum of 5 entries can be submitted to each category.

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

In this category, prizes will be awarded to the best five images. The first prize is 2,500 euros.

Entry fee

The entry fee for each category is 20 euros.

  • After you have registered and paid your entry fee, you will receive a registration code to your email.
  • 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
  • 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