Get inspired by aphorisms and participate in the competition!
The National Library will organise an aphorism competition in conjunction with the exhibition, with the theme of “Finland and Finnishness”. You can participate via email (email@example.com) or at the exhibition. The winner will receive €300, and there will be other prizes. The aphorisms for the competition must be submitted by Tuesday 31 October 2017.
The competition is organised by the National Library of Finland and the Suomen Aforismiyhdistys, in cooperation with YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
1. You can participate with one or up to twenty, aphorisms. The aphorisms must be written by you and previously unpublished.
2. The theme of the competition is “Finland and Finnishness”, and the aphorisms must relate to this theme. You can approach the topic however you wish, from any perspective. For example, the words “Finland”, “Finnish”, “Finn” or “Finnishness” need not feature in your aphorisms. The aphorisms may also represent any style.
3. You can participate in the competition either by leaving your aphorisms in the competition box at the National Library’s aphorism exhibition (Unioninkatu 36, 6th floor, Helsinki), or by sending them via email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition aphorisms must include the first and last names of the author as well as contact details.
4. The competition runs from 16 February 2017 until 31 October 2017. The aphorisms must arrive no later than 31 October 2017, either via email or submitted to the competition box in the aphorism exhibition. Late submissions will not be considered.
5. While the authors will retain copyright for the aphorisms, by submitting aphorisms for this competition, the authors consent to the aphorisms being published for no additional compensation in conjunction with the competition and the announcement of the winners as well as in text format on YLE platforms, such as websites and teletext. The aphorisms may also be used in YLE programming for a separate compensation.
6. The composition of the diverse expert jury of three members will be announced in conjunction with the winners. Competing aphorisms will be submitted to the jury anonymously.
7. The winner of the competition will receive a 300-euro award, and runners-up will receive books as prizes. At its discretion, the jury may also divide the award sum between more than one winner.
8. The results of the competition will be announced on the website of the Suomen aforismiyhdistys and the National Library of Finland on 15 December 2017. The winners will be personally notified.
9. The competition organisers are the National Library of Finland and Suomen aforismiyhdistys. More information about the competition is available from the address email@example.com.