B Art of Nature

You can submit any pictures of nature in this category. The picture should be one file produced by the camera, for example, HDR, 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 permitted.

File size, file naming and data transfer

File size of the pictures: To participate in any category in the competition, you must submit digital files (jpg files) of the highest possible quality. The largest size of each image must be 1920 pixels (width or height). The files can even be digital files from slides or negatives. A maximum of five (5) entries can be entered into each category.  Submissions to the competition must only be sent in digital format online. NB! The application form has to be filled in separately for each category you participate in.     

File naming: category.number of picture.name of picture.alias of photographer.jpg  (A.1.otter.gyrogearloose.jpg). NB! You cannot add numbers after the .jpg extension. The photographer’s name, e-mail address and phone number should be added in the metadata of each file.  

Image specifications

Only basic image editing is allowed in all categories (cropping, sharpening, adjustments of tonal values, moderate partial adjustments of the picture, removal of sensor dust and noise reduction, etc.). The picture can be converted into black and white or colour-toned. Making panoramas, HDR, and focus stacking is permitted in landscape pictures. The competition picture in this category should, however, be as natural as possible and truthfully interpret and represent the atmosphere and situation of when the picture was taken. 

The format of the picture is free.           

You cannot participate in the competition with manipulated photos!

Original files

You do not need to send original files when entering the competition. All the awarded photographers will be asked to send the original photo/original file in the beginning of August, in week 31 at the latest.  The original file has to be sent to the jury within a week of the request. The original file is the original untouched camera file: RAW, DNG, CR2, NEF, TIF, etc. In scans of slides and negatives the original file is the slide or negative.   

Participation fee

15 €/category, 30 €/all

Participation fees should be paid before the end of competition to the following account: 

Danske Bank

Beneficiary: City of Kuusamo

IBAN: FI56 8000 1800 8610 16


Reference number / message to beneficiary: Nature Photo/nature photo competition + participant’s name 


@ Kuusamo Nature Photo

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