Friday, June 24, 2016

Finland 2016 - Finnish Barns

ISSUE DATE: 6 May 2016

The winners of the barn picture contest organized by the monthly supplement Kantri of Maaseudun Tulevaisuus and by Posti will be featured in the stamp booklet. The barn contest enjoyed enormous success, and over 4,300 pictures were submitted

The subject matter was Finnish barns, increasingly left unused after the changes to the agricultural industry. The winning pictures were selected by a jury consisting of representatives from the organizer and the graphic industry. 

Several publications could have been filled with the contest's yield of stunning images. The booklet of five 1st class stamps consists of natural and realistic pictures that work well together. The stamps were designed by graphic designer Satu Lusa. She was also behind the stamp series called Suomen kaunein huussi ("Finland's prettiest outhouse") which was compiled of images from the contest organized by Ilta-Sanomat. The submission time for the barn contest images was from May to July 2015.

Maximum cards were published with the stamps.

Stamp images and description thanks to Posti