Friday, July 16, 2010

Tomi Jänkälä Wins Nova First Prize

The Nova 2010 short story competition results were announced today at Finncon 2010 in Jyväskylä. The first prize in the competition went to Jyväskylä’s own Tomi Jänkälä for his story Uralin sininen (“Ural Blue”). The first prize is 200 €. The top three of the competition were:

  1. Tomi Jänkälä: Uralin sininen
  2. Jaana Lehtiö: Palautus
  3. Anna Malinen: Vihat

There were 96 competitors this year with 128 entries altogether. Both new and experienced writers attended the competition (Nova is a competition for writers who haven’t yet published a book).

The jury of the competition consisted of Marianna Leikomaa, Pasi Karppanen, Aleksi Kuutio, Anne Leinonen, and Johanna Vainikainen-Uusitalo. The competition is organized by the Finnish SF Writers Association and the Turku Science Fiction Society. The competition got funding from Taiteen Keskustoimikunta.

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