Colors and Lights photo competition 2023—Submit Your Photo!

Anna | 16.10.2023

We are launching a new photo competition to celebrate fall! The Colour and Light Photo Contest encourages you to capture the most beautiful colours or the most fascinating lights during this darkening season in Satakunta and Southwest Finland. The deadline for entries is 31st of October 2023!

How to enter the competition?


Theme of the competition is 'colours and lights'. We challenge photographers to capture the most fascinating lights and colours of this season. Interpret the theme freely! Capture the glow of the street lights in dim alleys or the headlights of passing cars. Find the soft morning glow or playfully coloured houses in your town. Be creative!

© Kari Haila


To participate in the competition, send us a photo taken in the Southwest Finland or Satakunta during this Autumn. Choose a photo which also reflects the theme 'colours and lights'. 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 31st of October 2023.

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

  1. E-mail: Send your picture to
  2. InstagramPublish your picture with a hashtag #valoa2023. 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.
Aurinko paistaa meren rannalla.

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 Instagram on the 5th of November, 2023, after which everyone can vote for their favorite on our blog or Instagram page. Voting will be open until the 26th of November, 2023. 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 on the 30th of November, 2023.
  • Prizes for winners and voters:
    • Reader's choice: 50e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Southwest Finland or Satakunta
    • A prize for a voter: 20e gift card to a restaurant of your own choice in Southwest Finland or Satakunta
Boren ja muiden Aurajoen rannan laivojen ja veneiden valot peilautuvat tyynestä Aurajoesta.
Winning photo of 2020 Lights -photo competition. © Manu Sund

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 with the competition!

-Anna & Know Your Hoods Team

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