A Hannu Hautala Prize
Images of all natural phenomena (landscapes, plants, birds, mammals, etc.) can be submitted to this category. However, the image entered to this category should be as natural as possible and truthfully express and interpret the mood and atmosphere of the depicted moment.
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 five best images. The first prize is 2,500 euros.
Image specifications: Only basic image editing is allowed in this category (cropping, sharpening, adjustments of tonal values, moderate partial adjustments of the image, removal of sensor dust, noise reduction, etc.) The image can be colour-toned or converted into black-and-white. Combining panoramic images, HDR, and focus stacking is permitted. The format of the image is free. Trick photos or otherwise manipulated images are not eligible for entry!
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.jgp (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: Plsease send questions regarding the competition to Jury Chair Jonna Kalliomäki (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding image uploading should be sent to Event Secretary Jari Säkkinen (email@example.com).
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.
Payee: Kuusamo Town
IBAN: FI56 8000 1800 8610 16
Reference / message to Payee: Nature Photo/Competition + participant’s name