The finalists

The winner of the Finnish competition: Vaajakoski old power plant. Photographer Teuvo Salmenjoki. BY-SA 4.0.

The winner of the Finnish competition is Teuvo Salmenjoki with his photograph of Vaajakoski old power plant. Jury described the photo as

Gorgeous colours! A stylish image and technically it’s one of the best. A beautifully executed photo of a great view. The result isn’t a random snap but a carefully composed image.

Altogether 3464 images from 98 photographers participated in the Finnish competition. 10 photos were chosen for the international final.

The jury members were photographer and artist Mojo Erämetsä, graphic designer Tommi Kovala, rector Riitta Moisander, visiting professor Elina Paasonen, photographer Jussi Tiainen and photographer Soile Tirilä.

The winner of the Finnish competition was  announced at the award ceremony at the National Museum of Finland  18 November at 1.00 pm.


Helsinki Cathedral. Photographer Julie Tsarfati. BY-SA 4.0.
Herttoniemi Manor. Photographer Edwardina von Boxis. BY-SA 4.0.
Värikallio rock paintings. Photographer Eerik Lehto.ärikallio.jpgCC BY-SA 4.0.
The southern reading room of the National Library of Finland. Kuvaaja Marit Henriksson. BY-SA 4.0.
Petäjävesi Old Church. Photographer Maarit Siitonen.äjäveden_vanha_kirkko_talvipäivänä.jpgCC BY-SA 4.0.
Sunila Pulp Factory originally by Alvar Aalto in Kotka. Photographer Janiwiki0. BY-SA 4.0.
Särestöniemi. Photographer Hti-358.ärestöniemi_Museum_Farm_House_and_the_Old_Sa.jpgCC BY-SA 4.0.
Ceiling of the Tampere Cathedral. Photographer Old Pionear. BY-SA 4.0.
Tönnönkoski bridge and mill location. Photographer Pia Simonen.önnön_mylly_pakkaspäivänä.jpgCC


Katja Tuomala

Original photo:  Rauman kanaalin meren puoleiselta osalta ;1900-1920, Photographer: unknown: Rauma museum, Public Domain.

Original photo: Postcard  from Amanda to her sister with date 8.10.1907; 1902–1910, Rauma museum, Public Domain.


Teemu Ikonen

Original photo:  Punavankeja Suomenlinnan IV piirin Susisaaren vankileirillä, 1918. Photographer: Toivonen Niilo: The Finnish Heritage Agency, CC BY 4.0.

Original photo: Kiväärimiehiä Kasarmitorilla, 1918. The Finnish Heritage Agency, CC BY 4.0.

Licence of rephotography photos is Creative Commons By 4.0.