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What would be your Dream City Break in the World Design Capital? | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

What would be your Dream City Break in the World Design Capital? | World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 | Finland | Scoop.it

World Design Capital is full of adventures and events, exciting encounters, urban city life and unexpected experiences.

Let us know how your dream vacation would be like and you have a chance to win an amazing weekend break for two and other fantastic prizes!

ENTER HERE!

Winners will be selected by random drawing from among all contest entries received by January 31st 2012. The following grand prize packages include a weekend city break in one of the five participating cities of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. 

http://wdchelsinki2012.fi/en/dreambreak

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Want to win a trip to Finland? | TravelJunkieIndonesia.com

Want to win a trip to Finland? | TravelJunkieIndonesia.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Traveljunkieindonesia.com - Discover fantastical snow-covered landscapes, charming storybook towns and the magnificent Northern Lights, in a real-life winter Wonder Land.

http://www.traveljunkieindonesia.com/want-to-win-a-trip-to-finland

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A Finnish robot wins an international field robot competition

A Finnish robot wins an international field robot competition | Finland | Scoop.it
A robot built by students from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University has won the International Field Robot Event competition in Denmark.
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A Luxury Travel Blog » Win a trip to Scandinavia!

A Luxury Travel Blog » Win a trip to Scandinavia! | Finland | Scoop.it
A new campaign offers a chance to win a trip to Scandinavia, or an iPad2, through a website devoted to bringing local passion for the Nordic region to US...
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Finnish firms victorious in UN’s digital applications contest - Good News from Finland

Finnish firms victorious in UN’s digital applications contest - Good News from Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Good News: Finnish firms victorious in UN’s digital applications contest http://dlvr.it/Tvdhc...
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Helsinki calls for ideas!

Helsinki calls for ideas! | Finland | Scoop.it
The City of Helsinki is organizing an open international competition for ideas for Helsinki's South Harbour 2 May – 30 Sept 2011.

The entrants' task is to create a comprehensive ideas plan for the South harbour that can be used as a basis for the future development of the area. The competition area is the entire shore area of the South Harbour. The central location of the South Harbour, the area's cultural history and the passanger ports are essential parts of the city identity. The South Harbour is Helsinki's marine national landscape.
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Design contest for Helsinki Central Library launched

Design contest for Helsinki Central Library launched | Finland | Scoop.it
[Registration must be completed by 30 March 2012] The city of Helsinki has launched an international competition to design the city’s new central library  ...

http://bit.ly/AoBjUO

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A Competition to Redesign Helsinki’s Busiest Commuter Rail Station

A Competition to Redesign Helsinki’s Busiest Commuter Rail Station | Finland | Scoop.it

It being Finland, most suburban commuters take the train, rather than driving, meaning that Malmi is home to one of the busiest and most-trafficked stations in the country. The station itself, along with the area surrounding Malmi’s it — once a vibrant commercial hub — is beginning to fray around the edges. It’s a “worn out and unappealing non-place,” according to competition organizers.

The idea behind the competition is that a bit of design thinking could go a long way in reinvigorating Malmi’s station and the surrounding area.

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Wife-carrying contest has couples sprinting, leaping

Wife-carrying contest has couples sprinting, leaping | Finland | Scoop.it
A Finnish couple have won the country's annual wife-carrying competition for the third year in a row.
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Win a foodie cruise to Helsinki « Healthy – Your Natural Health Expert

Win a foodie cruise to Helsinki « Healthy – Your Natural Health Expert | Finland | Scoop.it
Have you entered our competition to win a foodie cruise worth £1800 in Helsinki?
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Finland's Lamor Corporation Selected as a Top Ten Finalist In the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge

Finland's Lamor Corporation Selected as a Top Ten Finalist In the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge | Finland | Scoop.it
The judging panel of The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE has selected Lamor Corporation to continue to the next phase as one of the top ten finalist teams. The competition is designed to inspire entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists worldwide to develop innovative, rapidly deployable, and highly efficient methods of capturing crude oil from the ocean surface. The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE was launched in July 2010 in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Finnish museum work | News | Building Design - International competition

Finnish museum work | News | Building Design - International competition | Finland | Scoop.it
Serlachius Gosta Museum, which houses one of the largest art collections in Scandinavia.

International competition attracted 579 entries...

Financial and administrative director of the museum Juha Roponen said: “The interest in our competition has surprised us with its broadness. During the winter, architects from all over the world have made excursions to [local area] Joenniemi milieu. Competition entries have come from every continent, up to Australia and South-America.”

Entries will be accepted until 30 September, see www.southharbour.fi for more information.
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