Oil Shale 90
On December 24, 1924, the first oil shale processing plant started operation in the settlement of Kohtla-Järve, laying the foundation for the development of one of the largest and most successful industrial complexes in modern Estonia. During the past 90 years, the oil shale industry has become an inseparable part of the economy and history of not only Virumaa but the whole of Estonia.
Submissions to the anniversary-themed category should address the nature of contemporary industry in the country and specifically in Virumaa. Historic, retrospective photographs are also accepted, reflecting on Virumaa’s life and development during modern times as well as throughout the course of the past century.
Unforgettable experience in Virumaa!
In the course of recent years, Virumaa has served as the venue of a number of cultural and sporting events, doing credit not only to the region but the entire country. Virumaa hosts stage productions recreating past historic battles, the country’s largest marathons and performances of the world’s most famous artists. Our county is the home of the only ballet festival in Estonia.
Submissions to this category dedicated to Virumaa’s buzzing cultural life should depict the most memorable events in our region, the accompanying emotion and experience. Event and sports photographs as well as news photos and pictures addressing our region’s everyday life are also most welcome.
See you in Virumaa!
This category focuses on the nature and points of interest in the region and is dedicated to showcasing the gems of our region.
Photographers participating in the category are invited to discover Virumaa, to demonstrate the region’s prettiest locations as well as the area’s unexpected contrasting beauty and vitality.
Jury members of the competition include: First Lady Evelin Ilves, Editor-in-Chief of the daily Põhjarannik Erik Gamzejev, Head of Jõhvi Concert Hall Piia Tamm, designer and photographer Oliver Oberg, photographer and author of Virumaa Photography Project (Virumaa Fotoprojekt) Karel Kravik. Chairman of the jury is photographer Kaupo Kikkas.
Contact the competition organizers:
Telephone: +372 334 2701