Magical Winter photo competition - It's on!

Ninna | 13.1.2021

Magical Winter photo competition has begun! We challenge all the photographers in the Southwest Finland to capture the most magical picture of this winter 2021. You may participate in the competition from 14th until 31st of January 2021.

Magical Winter in Southwest Finland

Turun Nummen puutaloja tien varrella lumisena talvipäivänä.

The year has changed and the real winter has arrived in Southwest Finland. But what do you reconsider as magical in the winter time? Is it the frozen icicles or lakes, snowy ground, or perhaps the glow of the city on a winter night?

We challenge all the photographers in the region of Southwest Finland to compete to capture the most magical winter image!

Tip! Check out inspiration from Manu Sund's amazing winter photography on our blog! (Written only in Finnish)

How to enter the competition?

To participate in the competition, send us a photo taken in the Southwest Finland during 2021 that reflects the theme "Magical Winter". 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! :)

Koira keskellä lumista maisemaa.
© Roope K

When: You can send us pictures during 14th -31st of January 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 #talventaikaakisa. 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.

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 on February 4th 2021, after which everyone can vote for their favorite in the comments section. Voting will be open during 4th-21st of February 2021. The winner will be the photo with the most votes.
  • The winner - jury's choice: We will select our own favorite photo. In this category, we will especially favor interesting stories connected to the photos and those that draw attention to lesser-known scenery.
  • Publishing the winners: Winning pictures will be published on our social media channels and on our blog on February 25th, 2021.
  • Prizes for winners and voters:
Lumisia puun oksia.
© Sonja Lahtinen

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.
  • 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 autumn colors and lights!

-Ninna & Know Your Hoods Team

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