Summer in the Hoods photo competition 2021 - It's on!

Ninna | 8.7.2021

Summer is here and we couldn't be more excited! It is time to enjoy the Sun and summer rain and especially the time with our loved ones. Take photos of the most beautiful and inspiring signs of summer in your neighborhood and participate in our photo competition. Kesä naapurustossa 2021 (Summer in the Hoods 2021) -photography competition is organized by Know Your Hoods.

Ovi aukeaa Port Arthurin naapuruston puutelojen maisemaan.
© Carin Holmroos

How to enter the competition?


The theme is 'Summer in the Hoods 2021'. Take a picture about your favorite thing, place, view or activity in your hoods. What makes your heart sing in the summer heat/rain?. The more unknown or even hidden it is, the better. Make sure that the photo is taken from the Southwest Finland during the summer 2021.

Muraali kerrostalon seinässä Pansiossa.


To participate in the competition, send us a photo taken in the Southwest Finland during 2021 that reflects the theme. Remember to let us know where and when you took the photo. If there is a story behind the image, we would love to hear about that too! :)

When: You can send us pictures until the 8th of August 2021.

There are three ways to enter, so choose the one that works best for you:

  1. E-mail: Send your picture to
  2. InstagramPublish a picture with a hashtag #kesänaapurustossa2021. NB! To participate, your Instagram account needs to be public.
  3. Facebook: Publish a picture to the comment section of the competition post at @knowyourhoods Facebook page.
Moottoripyöräilijä asfalttitiellä ja vanhoja puulatoja.

Selecting the winners & prizes

  • The winner - readers' choice: The jury will consider all submissions and select a number of finalists. These photos will be published on our blog and on local newspaper Turun Seutusanomat on the 12th of August, 2021, after which everyone can vote for their favorite in the comments section of the blog. Voting will be open until the 22nd of August, 2021. The winner will be the photo with the most votes.
  • The winner - on Instagram: The finalists will be published on Instagram after the 12th of August, 2021. The photo with most likes and comments until the 22nd of August, 2021 will be rewarded.
  • Publishing the winners: Winning pictures will be published on our social media channels and on our blog on the 26th of August, 2021.
  • Prizes for winners and voters:
    • Reader's choice: 50e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Southwest Finland
    • Instagram winner: 20e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Southwest Finland
    • A prize for a voter: 20e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Southwest Finland
Apilan kukkia nurmella.

Terms and conditions

  • The copyright of the photo remains with the photographer.
  • The organizer of the competition is Know Your Hoods.
  • The organizer has the right to use the photos and photo captions entered into the competition on their own websites and in their social media channels with the photographer's name or user name.
  • The organizer has the right to crop the photos so that they fit to the Instagram feed. For the voting, the finalists will be published in their original dimensions.
  • If you want any other name to be used rather than your name on Facebook or username on Instagram, please mention the name in the photo caption when posting the photo.
  • By posting the photo you ensure that you have the right to use and distribute the photo and it doesn’t violate anyone’s copyright and/or privacy.
  • If the photos include recognizable people, the photographer is responsible that the people have given their consent for the photo and its distribution.
  • Persons 15 years or older may participate in the competition, minors with the consent of their parents/guardian.
  •  One person may enter the competition with a maximum of 3 photos per theme. If one person enters with more photos, the first 3 uploaded photos will participate in the competition.
  • Winners are contacted through the channel in which they participated in the competition. The winner must respond within 2 days to the competition organizer or the organizer has the right to pass the prize forward.
  • The winners and finalists of the competition may have their pictures or story published Know Your Hoods's blog and social media channels and in the local newspaper, Turun Seutusanomat.
  • The photos entered into the competition must be in good taste. The organizers have the right to remove photos from the competition if they are deemed to be obscene, degrading, or in violation of someone’s rights.
  • An individual competitor may be disqualified entirely if the person violates the rules repeatedly despite being warned.
  • The organizer has the right to modify these rules if needed. Any changes will be clearly communicated on social media channels.

Good luck for the competition and enjoy the hot summer days!

-Ninna & Know Your Hoods Team

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