Kuusamon Nature Photo festival is a nature photography event that is well known in Finland nationwide. It has been organized every year since 1996. It has solidified its position as one of the most important events in the field of nature photography.
The festival takes place in the Culture and Congress Centre Kuusamo Hall, where the 500-seat Oulanka Hall offers an excellent setting for the event. The festival takes place in September, when nature has put on its most beautiful autumn colors. In addition to the festival, visitors and other tourists can enjoy great experiences from autumn colors to northern lights. The event is organized by the Culture Services of the Town of Kuusamo and the artistic director of the event is Lassi Rautiainen. In 2018, the 150th anniversary of the Town of Kuusamo is also celebrated in connection to the event.
The competition is open to everyone and previously published pictures as well as pictures which have been submitted to other competitions both home and abroad are accepted. The photographer confirms that the photographs are his/her original work and he/she is the sole owner of all the rights of the photographs. If there are identifiable people in the pictures, the photographer has to have their permission to publish them.
Submissions to the competition must be sent in digital format online. A maximum of four (4) entries can be entered into each category. The detailed rules can be found under each category.
The awarded pictures will form an exhibition which will be shown at Kuusamo Hall starting 7.-28.9.2018.