News and Updates

News and Updates 2019

Discover Barents competition is back!


This year’s theme is the Barents Youth

Discover Barents photo competition is back! 

This year’s theme is the Barents Youth

You do not have to be professional. Grab your camera and take pictures of the Barents youngest generations in their splendor. You can submit up to two photos to here until April 30, 2019. 

People all around the world are encouraged to participate, but remember that the picture(s) must be shot in the Barents region. Do not forget to promote your picture(s) under the hashtag #discoverbarents and #barentsyouth. Detailed information about the prizes and rule compliance are find here. The information is also available in Swedish, Norwegian, Sámi, Finnish and Russian in here


Discover Barents photo competition is one of the Barents Cooperation success stories. The Regional Council of Finnmark County Administration, Norway (Chairing the Barents Regional Council) is organizing this second edition after the big success of the previous competition held in 2017 by the Regional Council of Kainuu, Finland. The main purpose of the competition is to strengthen cross-border cooperation and promote the Barents region. Read more of the success story in:


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