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Category Matured in Kuusamo @kuusamonjuusto Instagram

Category Matured in Kuusamo takes photographers to the birthplace of the Kuusamon Juusto cheeses. Inspired by local natural attractions, the cheeses develop their characteristic aromas while ripening amidst the rugged wilderness of Kuusamo. The images submitted to this category are required to depict the natural attractions the Kuusamon Juusto products have been named after: Putaanköngäs, Taivalköngäs, Jyrävä, Kiutaköngäs, Kallioportti, Ristikallio, Valtavaara, Niskakoski, Särkiköngäs, Jyrävänjärvi and Taivalköngäs. The category is organized on Instagram. To enter the competition, the entrant submits a photo as a public post on Instagram marked with tags #kuusamonaturephoto22 and @kuusamonjuusto. We encourage the entrants to depict the photographed subjects in a creative fashion, from near and far.


The organizer of Category Matured in Kuusamo is Kuusamon Juusto. The competition period is from 2 May to 14 August 2022. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. The organizer reserves the right to change the competition period for a justified reason. If the competition must be terminated prematurely, the prize will be selected by a random draw from all the entrants who have submitted their entries by the date of the termination.
Three winners will be selected in Category Matured in Kuusamo. The winners will be selected by a jury comprised of the Kuusamon Juusto personnel after the competition period is closed on 14 August 2022. The winners will be notified by private messages on Instagram. If a winner cannot be reached within seven (7) days of contact, a new winner will be selected.

  • In this category, the first prize is a €400 food voucher, the second prize is a €100 food voucher, and the third prize is a €60 food voucher. The liability of Kuusamon Juusto to the entrant of the competition is limited to the number and value of the prizes mentioned in these rules. The prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. The organizer of the competition is not responsible for any technical errors or malpractices that may have occurred in the draw. Furthermore, the organizer of the competition is not liable for any damage caused or claimed to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by participation in this competition or the redeeming or use of the prize.

  • The entrant is responsible for ensuring that she/he has the legal right to use and share the photograph, and that she/he has permission from all people in the photograph to take part in the competition. In addition, the entrant is responsible for the appropriateness of the content of the photographs. The photographer will retain all rights to the photograph submitted to the competition. The organizer of the competition has the right to publish the names or pseudonyms of the winners in the communication or marketing channels of the organizer’s choice. In addition, the organizer has the right to share the entrants’ photos in the organizer’s own channels in connection with the marketing of the competition, provided that the information of the photographer remains attached to the photograph.