D: Hannu Hautala – My Kuusamo 150 Years

In this category, you can submit any pictures depicting subjects from Kuusamo nature. The picture should be one file produced by the camera, for example, HDR, multiple exposure, or an image produced by intentional camera movement. NB! Pictures entered into this category cannot be submitted to any other category in this photo competition.

Submissions to this competition must be sent in digital format online. A maximum of 4 entries can be entered into each category. 

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 four (4) 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 code.number of picture.name of picture.alias of photographer.jpg (e.g., 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 trick photos or 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 


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