Awards / Merits

Every year I participate in some global photo competitions to check and review my level of expertise amongst other great photographers worldwide. It's one way for me to see I'm heading in the right direction professionally.
I believe it's my duty as a Professional Photographer to always offer my clients the kind of quality they will be able to compete with.
I currently hold over 100 international recognitions to date.


FEP European Professional Photographer of The Year 2018 -award GOLD MEDAL - World Photographic Cup 2018

FEP European Professional Photographer of The Year 2018 -award
GOLD MEDAL - World Photographic Cup 2018


1st. place & Best of show IPA 2017

1st. place & Best of show IPA 2017


Gold Medal in World Photography Cup 2016

Gold Medal in World Photography Cup 2016


Gold in OneEyeland Awards 2015

Gold in OneEyeland Awards 2015


Gold Medal in World Photography Cup 2014

Gold Medal in World Photography Cup 2014

2019

  • BEST OF NATION AWARD – WPC, World Photographic Cup, Best of Team Finland

2018

  • GOLD MEDAL – World Photographic Cup, Commercial category

  • Photographer Of The Year – Overall 3rd place, One Eyeland Awards

  • Photographer Of The Year – Advertising category, One Eyeland Awards

  • Photographer Of The Year – Finland, One Eyeland Awards

  • 2x GOLD – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • BRONZE – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • European Professional Photographer Of The Year - FEP

  • GOLDEN CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, commercial category – with EXCELLENCE Award, DISTINCTION Award & MERIT Award

  • FINALIST (Top 10) – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category

  • EXCELLENCE Award – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category

  • Selected to The Best Of Show – IPA 2018 Exhibition in New York & World wide

  • 2x SILVER – IPA, International Photography Awards, Advertising category

  • BRONZE – IPA, International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced category

  • 3x Honorable mention – IPA, International Photography Awards, in various categories

  • BEST OF NATION AWARDWPC, World Photographic Cup, Best of Team Finland

  • Honorable mention – LICC, London International Creative Competition

  • WINNER 1st Place – Fotofinlandia, Portrait category

  • WINNER 1st Place – Fotofinlandia, Fine Art category

  • 2nd Place – Fotofinlandia, Portrait category

  • 2nd Place – Fotofinlandia, Fine Art category

  • 2nd Place – Fotofinlandia, Illustrative category

  • 3rd Place – Fotofinlandia, Commercial category

  • WINNER 1st Place – Onexposure (1x.com) Photo Awards 2017/18, Creative Edit category

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Photographer Of The Year Competition

  • Photographer of The Month, January – One Eyeland

2017

  • 2x SILVER – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • SILVER – One Eyeland Awards, Special – Digitally Enhanced category

  • 3x BRONZE – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 3x FINALIST – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • Selected to The Best Of Show – IPA 2017 Exhibition in New York & World wide

  • WINNER 1st Place – IPA, International Photography Awards, Advertising – Conceptual category

  • 2nd Place – IPA, International Photography Awards, Advertising – Product category

  • 4x Honorable mention – IPA, International Photography Awards, in various categories

  • Member of Jury – FEP’s QEP and MQEP Qualifications

  • GOLD – Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3)

  • Honorable mention – Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3)

  • SILVER CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category – with 2 x EXCELLENCE Awards

  • FINALIST (Top 10) – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Commercial category

  • MERIT Award – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Commercial category

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Photographer Of The Year Competition

  • Photographer of The Month, January – One Eyeland

2016

  • Photographer of The Year – Nature category – One Eyeland Awards

  • Photographer of The Year – Special category – One Eyeland Awards

  • 2x GOLD – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • GOLD – One Eyeland Awards, Nature category

  • GOLD – One Eyeland Awards, Special – Digitally Enhanced category

  • SILVER – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 3x FINALIST – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 3x Honorable mention – IPA, International Photography Awards, Advertising category

  • Member of Jury – FEP’s QEP and MQEP Qualifications

  • GOLD MEDAL – World Photographic Cup, Portrait category

  • BRONZE MEDAL – World Photographic Cup, Commercial category

  • GOLDEN CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Portrait category – with 3 x EXCELLENCE Awards

  • SILVER CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Commercial category – with EXCELLENCE Award, DISTINCTION Award & 2 x MERIT Awards

  • BRONZE CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category – with 2 x MERIT Awards

  • FINALIST (Top 10) – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Fashion category

2015

  • MQEP certificate, MASTER Qualified European Photographer – FEP (1st in Finland)

  • Photographer of The Year – BRONZE – One Eyeland Awards, Overall in Advertising category

  • GOLD – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 2x BRONZE – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 2x FINALIST – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • GOLDEN CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Portrait category – with 3 x EXCELLENCE Awards

  • BRONZE CAMERA – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Commercial category – with EXCELLENCE Award & DISTINCTION Award

  • FINALIST (Top 10) – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category

  • MERIT Award – FEP European Professional Photographer Of The Year, Illustrative category

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Annual Competition

2014

  • GOLD MEDAL – World Photographic Cup, Commercial category

  • WINNER 1st place – International Loupe Awards, Commercial category

  • 2nd, 5th, 6th, 8th & 10th place – International Loupe Awards, Commercial category

  • 5th place – International Loupe Awards, Illustrative category

  • Bronze – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

  • 5x FINALIST – One Eyeland Awards, Advertising category

2011

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Annual Competition

2010

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Annual Competition

2009

  • QEP certificate, Qualified European Photographer in Advertising – FEP

  • Member of Jury – FPPA’s Annual Competition

2008

  • FINALIST – FotoFinlandia 2008 (4th place)

  • PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, VuMu – FPPA’s Annual Competition overall WINNER

  • GOLD – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Group category

  • GOLD – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Graduation category

  • GOLD – FPPA’s Annual Competition, FotoFinlandia category

  • SILVER – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Portrait category

  • Honorary Mention – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Group category

2007

  • SILVER – FPPA’s Annual Competition overall 2nd place

  • GOLD – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Group category

  • SILVER – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Portrait category

  • Honorary Mention – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Portrait category

2005

  • GOLD – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Challenger category

  • 3 x BRONZE – FPPA’s Annual Competition, Challenger category

2004

  • SILVER – SaKu Ry Cultural Games

2003

  • BRONZE – SaKu Ry Cultural Games

2002

  • SILVER – SaKu Ry Cultural Games

FEP = Federation of European Photographers
FPPA = Finnish Professional Photographer’s Association