The main purpose of the competition is improving the cooperation between and the effi-ciency of the joint marketing actions of the various players within the Barents region’s cooperation area.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1. prize 3.000 euros
2. prize 2.000 euros
3. prize, at the value of 1.000 euros, will be awarded the image which receives the most likes on the competition website.

The winner will be announced in connection with a seminar held at the Kuhmo Arts Center on November 9, 2017.

The DiscoverBarents nature photography competition is arranged in cooperation with the Kainuu Regional Council, the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Barents region consists of 14 regions, counties or similar northern areas in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. In Finland, the member regions are Northern Ostrobothnia, Lapland, Kainuu and the regions of Northern Karelia. The area’s 2-year presidency periods are alternated between the four member states.

The Kainuu Regional Council is in charge of the Presidency of the Barents Regional Council and Committee during the period 2016-2017.

For additional information, please contact:

Tuomo Tahvanainen, Kainuun Etu Oy, +358 44 551 4585,
Minna Mustonen, Kainuun liitto, +358 44 7100 874,
Katja Sukuvaara, Kainuun liitto, +358 44 4100 732,