My Finland Poster 2021

Do you love travel posters? Do you harbor an untamed creative streak? Do you want others to understand the charm of Finland and in particular the classic seaside resort town of Hanko?

In that case – pay close attention!

The theme this year is Hanko (Hangö) – the oh so popular holiday destination / town on the southwestern tip of Finland. Hanko is a classic resort and beach destination, but nowadays popular for anybody wanting to enjoy the fresh breeze of the sea all year round. Cultural & sporty, romantic & pitoresque, dramatic & gourmet loving – Hanko has something for all tastes. Read more about Hanko here.

This is the fifth time Come to Finland Publishing arranges this contest. Check out the winner and the finalists for 2017 (theme: Finland), 2018 (Lapland), 2019 (Lake Saimaa) and 2020 (Helsinki) here.

The contest is open for illustrators, graphic designers and artists all around the world.

Please send your poster by Feb 28th, 2021. The winner receives 2500 €. The winning poster will also be published and branded by Come to Finland.

Why then a travel poster?

Because that’s where it all started. Creative travel posters tempted travelers from both near and far to visit Hanko and Finland already hundred years ago. The result? Astonishingly beautiful works of art by both Finnish and foreign artists alike, posters which continue to seduce us to this day.

For example, take a look at this immortal poster from the 1930’s.

Now we want to do it again. And that’s where YOU come in!

The contest is arranged by Come to Finland in co-operation with Visit Hanko, Anglo-Nordic and Grafia.