Take Part in Magical Winter Photo Competition 2024!

Anna | 2.1.2024

Winter has arrived to Finland! The Magical Winter 2024 photo competition encourages you to enjoy and capture the most beautiful moments of this season. Go explore the wonders of winter through the lens and take part in our photo contest before the 14th of January, 2024!

How to enter the competition?


The theme of the competition is 'Magical Winter'. We're looking for the photographers to use their creativity to capture all the beauty of this winter of 2023-2024 in Finland.

A crevasse on ice that reflects the clouds and colours of the sky during winter
Last year's final had two categories. This beautiful photo won the © Jyrki Nikkari (@jyrkin_little_photobook)


To participate in the competition, send us a photo taken anywhere in Finland this winter 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 that too! :)

When: You can send us pictures until the 14th of January 2024.

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

  1. E-mail: Send your picture to info@hoods.fi
  2. InstagramPublish your picture with a hashtag #TalvenTaikaa2024. NB! To participate, your Instagram account needs to be public.
  3. Facebook: Publish your picture in the comment section of the competition post at @knowyourhoods Facebook page.
Birch branches covered with frost against blue sky
What magic does this winter offer? © Hoods.fi

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 18th of January, after which everyone can vote for their favorite in the comment section of the blog. Voting will be open until the 31st of January. The winner will be the photo with the most votes.
  • Publishing the winners: Winning pictures will be published on our social media channels and on our blog in early February.
  • Prizes for winners and voters:
    • Reader's choice: 50e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Finland
    • A prize for a voter: 20e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Finland
Dark sky and water and frost covered trees in the waterfront of Uusikaupunki during winter evening
Winter evening in Uusikaupunki. © City of Uusikaupunki

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 on their social media channels with the photographer's name or username.
  • 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 on Know Your Hoods's blog and social media channels. Winning picture may be published in the local media as well.
  • 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 in the competition!

-Anna & Know Your Hoods Team

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