B Art of Nature

You can submit any pictures 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 jury will focus on open-minded vision, impressions the picture conveys, creative vision, and visual aesthetics. Digitally manipulated photos are not eligible.


The jury in this category: The winners will be selected by a jury that includes Jonna Kalliomäki (Chair), Paavo Hamunen, Mika Honkalinna and Eeva Mäkinen.

Prizes: In this category, prizes will be awarded to six best photographers. The first prize comprises cash and a voucher, with a combined value of 1,000 euros. The organiser will pay the statutory lottery tax on the prizes.

Image file size: Entries to this category must be submitted as digital files of the highest possible jpg quality. The size of the longest length (width or height) is 1920 pixels. The files can be digitized files from slides or negatives.

Image uploading: Competition entries can only be submitted by uploading them online. A separate entry form must be filled in for all categories you wish to submit entries to.

The naming of entered image files: category code_image number_image name_alias of photographer.jpg (for example, A_1_otter_gyrogearloose.jpg).
NB! Numbers cannot be added to the name after the extension .jpg. The metadata of each image must contain the photographer's name, email address and telephone number.

Original files: You do not need to send original files when submitting your entries. All awarded photographers will be asked to send the original image/original file in the beginning of August, no later than in week 31. 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: Please send questions regarding the competition to Jury Chair Jonna Kalliomäki (jonna.kalliomaki@kuusamo.fi). Questions regarding image uploading should be sent to Event Secretary Jari Säkkinen (jari.sakkinen@kuusamo.fi).

Entry fee: The competition entry fee is €30 per photographer. It must be paid to the organiser's bank account no later than on the closing date of the competition.

Danske Bank
Payee: Kuusamo Town
IBAN: FI56 8000 1800 8610 16
Reference / Message to Payee: Nature Photo/Competition + participant’s name 


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