Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I join?

    Register here

    Fill in your contact information and confirm your registration through email (check up also the junk mail). After that you can submit your picture/s here.

  • May I send in a picture that has already been published somewhere else?

    Yes, if you didn’t give your rights to the picture and if it doesn’t limit the use of the picture by us. By registering you’re giving us a permission to save your picture in the photobank, where anyone who has registered can download it. See the rules here.

  • Does it matter if the pictures I send are altered in any way?

    No. The main thing is that the pictures really are taken in the Barents Euro-Arctic region and somehow represent the region, so that they may be used for marketing the region. In some cases altering the pictures might even enhance this purpose. Just make sure you include a description of the alterations you’ve made.

  • If I win a prize and don’t have a foreign currency account, how can I manage to receive the award money?

    To be specified at a late date…

  • What is the subject/theme for the picture?

    There is no specific subject or theme for the picture, but it has to be taken from Barents area. Remember this is a nature photography competition so the picture has to be related somehow with nature.

  • Do I need to register?

  • What is the prize?

    Look at the page Prizes.

  • Can I send more than one picture?

    Yes you can, but you can win the competition only with one picture.

  • Do I need to be professional photographer?

    No you don’t. We accept pictures from anyone with a camera.

  • How the winner is chosen?

    The general voting process is managed by applying a like-function, meaning that visitors to the site like the image they vote for, resulting in a general vote. The judging panel, selected by the organizer of the photo competition, selects the best two pictures on November 10, 2017. Remember to share your own photo on Facebook so you may get more likes.

  • Can I send picture what is taken by phone?

    Of course! All imaging tools are eligible. The judging panel evaluate the picture by it’s content and technique. So mobile phones have the same opportunities for prizes as any other image.

  • Why I can't see my picture?

    After you have send your picture, we will check it. If the picture is not taken from Barents area, we will not publish it.

  • How do you define the non-eligibility of participants? If, for example, one has an employment contract or other connections to the competition organisations, how do you know if you can participate?

    Being an employee or a member of an interest group automatically excludes you from participating, also being actively included in planning or realizing the activities related to the competition warrants exclusion from the competition. In a nutshell, we don’t want to apply strict restrictions, but at the same time, we want to act in a fair and transparent way. If you are uncertain, please contact us at

If you have any other questions, send us an email to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.