Valto Pernu Photo Marathon was organised for the first time in the autumn of 2011. At that time, the marathon’s jury consisted of the award-winning photographer Vesa Ranta, photographer Jarmo Kontiainen from newspaper Kaleva, and the marathon’s artistic director, photographer Antti J. Leinonen from Ii. 32 photographers from all over Finland took part in the competition. The winner of the main award for the best photo series was Pietari Vanhala from Riihimäki.
The assignments of the 2015 photo marathon:
1. The beginning
2. Disappearing time
3. Human being
4. “Volokista pitkällä silimällä”
6. Twilight zone