We received over 5400 votes and the winner is Omar Escalante with the poster "Take Some FInland". It's such a masterpiece!
Omar is from Guatemala and came to Finland ten years ago as a singer (or rather, screamer as he says himself) in a heavy metal band. Well, the band split up but Omar stayed in Finland, luckily for us! Now he is a graphic designer.
He receives 1000 euros in cash. He also gets to invite a friend or relative from Guatemala (or anywhere else in the world) for a holiday to Finland, worth 2000 euros. Congratulations!!
The second prize goes to Jaco & Aline Hubregtse with this amazing poster (below). They live in Oulu in Finland, but are from Holland.
Seeing this poster the longing for Midsummer just intensifies... !
Three more posters were also chosen by the popular vote to participate in the exhibition. They are:
Above: 3rd place. Artist: Adrienn Széll
Above: 4th place. Artist: Mareike Mosch.
Above: 5th place. Artist: Albert Pinilla.
The names of the other five artists that reached the finals with five fantastic posters were:
Teija Hohl-Kellosalo, Rina Kusaga, Emma Pitkäjärvi, Nadine Tenhaken and Wensi Zhai.
We thank all artists for participating and making this a lovely experience. We look forward to the next contest in late 2017! Stay tuned for more information!