Results of our photo competition

The results of the Council’s photo competition “Northern Nature” are now clear. The jury, consisting of professionals in photography, people with artistic eye and decision-makers from member municipalities, have selected the winners. The winner is Jorma Hevonkoski, who was rewarded by Rune Rafaelsen, Chair of the Council’s Board, in the international tourism seminar Spirit of Inari on the 1st of November 2018. He received a 400 € gift card to Rajala Pro Shop.

Jorma Hevonkoski from Ivalo, Finland, has taken his winning picture “Lakselva in the night” in Norway a couple of years ago in the end of November, when the Sun can only been seen as a reflection in the horizon.  

Tarja Länsman from Utsjoki took the second place. Her picture was taken  on the top of a fjeld  called Oađašangielas in Paistunturi reindeer herding district in Utsjoki, Finland, facing Rástegáissa in Norway, showing the tops of the fjelds in both countries. Tarja writes: “When winter turns into spring and the Sun starts to give warmth to the fjeld tops in Finland and Norway, I feel like waking up after a long, dark polar night period.” Tarja was rewarded with a 250 € gift card to Rajala Pro Shop.

The third place was shared by two participants from Sor-Varanger Municipality in Norway. They were both rewarded with a 75 € gift card to Rajala Pro Shop.

Marianne Määttä from Bjørnevatn has taken a picture of tranquil evening by Lake Store Sametti in Pasvik region.

 

Daniel Tvedt from Kirkenes has also taken his picture in Pasvik. One autumn night he wanted to test his camera at sunset by marshland Skrøytnes.  As soon as he set his camera on tripod, the sky exploded into aurora colours.  And as you can see in the picture, the sky seemed to be divided into two sections. Daniel placed his camera so that the pine in the middle became a divider.  

We congratulate the winners and thank all the participants warmly. You can look at all the pictures sent to the competition here  We will add the photographers’ names and descriptions of pictures there gradually.

Pictures sent to photo competition

We thank all 68 contestants who have participated in our photo competition. Here are all the pictures we received, to be judged by the jury online. We have numbered them in the order in which they have arrived. Information about photographers, or places where pictures have been taken, are not public yet.

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Northern Nature Photography Competition

Choose the best picture you have taken of Northern Nature and send it to our Photo Competition by the 30th of September, 2018. Prizes are gift cards to Rajala Pro Shop

 

These pictures are taken by Jari Rantapelkonen, Mayor of Enontekiö Municipality, Lapland, Finland.

The competition is open to everyone who lives in one of the member municipalities of Council of Border Municipalities in the North, and the pictures must be taken in the territory of member municipalities:

  • Enontekiö, Inari, Sodankylä and Utsjoki in Finland
  • Karasjok, Kautokeino, Nesseby, Porsanger, Sør-Varanger and Tana in Norway
  • Kola District, Lovozero District, Pechenga District and Nikel town in Russia
  • Kiruna in Sweden.

Please send your photo to e-mail address info (at) northcouncil.net
Maximum size of the message, including the attached picture, is 32 MB.

Read the rules and regulations carefully

Rules and Regulations for Northern Nature Photography Competition

The first prize is a 400 € gift card to Rajala Pro Shop, the second prize a 250€ gift card and the third a 150€ gift card.

Join the competition and don’t forget to tell you friends about it!