Lighting Design Competition

Reflection of History Wins the Lighting Design Competition for Raseborg Castle!
The winner is the light installation Reflection of History by Jenni Pystynen, Lighting Designer, and Paula Lehtonen, Media Artist. The theme of the winning installation is to transform, with the help of video projectors, the western facade of the ruins into a mirror onto which castle events spanning from the 14th century to the present day are reflected.
The jury of the competition was impressed by the excellent video projection, as well as the high technical and artistic quality of the winning proposal.
In addition, the public voted for its own favourite from amongst the top five proposals.The public’s favourite was LiveFire.
Congratulations to both of the Winners!


Lights On Raasepori! is a public lighting design competition aimed at finding ideas for an insightful and innovative TEMPORARY light installation for the façade of the ruins of Raasepori Castle. The winning proposal will be the highlight of Raasepori’s light-themed event in August 2017. The event is part of the Finland 100 Years programme, and it will take place on the Night of Ancient Bonfires in connection with Finnish Nature Day on 26 August 2017 as part of Luonnon Päivät events.

FULL competition programme!

The winner of the competition will be announced 26.10.2016!

Join the public vote of TOP5 proposals @ Lights On facebook site!



Competition period 18.5.2016 – 2.9.2016
The deadline for submission of proposals 2.9.2016
The winner will be announced 26.10.2016
The winner will be contacted personally and the results will be published both on Lights On! and Metsähallitus’ homepages.


The jury of the competition

Tarja Ervasti, Lighting Designer, Light Artist
Indrek Leht, Director of Tallinn Valgusfestival
Stuba Nikula, Cultural Director at City of Helsinki
Ilkka Paloniemi, Lighting Designer, Artistic Director of Lux Helsinki
Jari Vuorinen, Lighting Designer, Partner at Lighting Design Collective
Henrik Jansson, Park Superintendent at Metsähallitus



The winner will receive a prize of EUR 8000 (taxable income).

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