Welcome to Finlandia 2017


FINLANDIA 2017:n medal and the Grand Prizes (19.10.2016)


A design competition of the FINLANDIA 2017 -medal was arranged in co-operation with the Finnish Guild of Medal Arts. This competition was won by a sculptor and designer Pekka Rytkönen.

The front side of his FINLANDIA 2017 -medal describes the philatelic culture, a postcard with a stamp and philatelic equipment. A group of philatelist has gathered by their favorite hobby with their stamps and tools. The subject, however, is not just the tools but the people - the collectors - behind these tools.

On the rear side of the medal the picture of "Finland Card" shows the calm and relaxed view of the archipelago, theme scenery of the 100 years old independent Finland. The view reflects the design of the 1930 pictorials stamp, the stamp used to produce the best-known Finnish stamp, the Zeppelin overprint.


 Grand Prizes

The three Grand Prizes of FINLANDIA 2017 have been selected. These include modern Finnish Glass Art created by a recognized Finnish artist Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen. She has also been pictured in a stamp booklet issued in 2010!

Grand Prix FINLANDIA 2017

Corinphila Auktionen AG

Grand Prix International

Fédération Internationale de Philatélie - FIP

Grand Prix National

The Philatelic Service of Finland Ltd /

Hellman Auctions Ltd

 More than 400 exhibits to FINLANDIA 2017 (Sept 1st, 2016) 

The organizing committee has selected the exhibits to be accepted for FINLANDIA 2017. According to the individual regulations (IREX) of the exhibition, the list of exhibits will be disclosed no sooner than September 30th, 2017. At that time the National Commissioners will be informed about the accepted exhibits of his/her country

Approximately 400 exhibits plus 58 literature exhibits were selected from some 600 applicants. Given the space limitations, previous exhibition results and other criteria, the exhibition committee was unfortunately obliged to decline about 650 frames of exhibits. The accepted exhibits, together with invited exhibits, make a total of 2248 exhibition frames. This makes FINLANDIA 2017 the second largest exhibition ever arranged in Finland and the largest one in the world in 2017!


The application period has been closed. (July 1st, 2016) 

The application period of FINLANDIA 2017 has now been officially closed. As stated in the Individual Regulations (IREX) for FINLANDIA 2017, the National Commissioners submitted the applications by June 30th, 2016 to the Commissioner General. The number of applications was very high and further demonstrates the positive attitude the Philatelic community has shown towards the biggest philatelic event in the world in 2017.

The Organizing Committee wants to thank all the Exhibitors who applied, and of course the National Commissioners for the coordination work in their countries.

Due to the high number of applications, some selection will be required. This selection will be done during the summer and the accepted exhibit will be communicated by September 30th, 2016. No information about the accepted exhibits will be provided before that.


A mint Zeppelin stamp to Mr. Antti Mäkinen (16.5.2016)

The organizing committee asked for your feedback for website improvement ideas. We received relatively low amount of feedback, still a few good ones which we will try to accomplish in the coming months before the exhibition.

Prize of the draw went to Mr. Antti Mäkinen from Kajaani, Finland. Congratulations!


Opening hours and the hotel rates confirmed (May 2016)

The opening hours as well as the theme days of the exhibition have been confirmed. The opening day of FINLANDIA 2017 has the entrance fee (10€), in the other days the exhibition entry is free. Read more in the "VISITOR" page.  

The official exhibition hotel is Scandic Tampere City. Information about the partner hotels with the daily rates now available in the "ACCOMMODATION" page.


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 (January 2016) 

Great interest towards FINLANDIA 2017.

The FINLANDIA 2017 exhibition has been presented and promoted in a number of forums... Read more...


(April 2015)

Bulletin #1 has been published

Please have a look at the fresh Bulletin #1 to get basic information of the exhibition, special regulations (IREX) and some preliminary information about the venue.

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(March 17th, 2015)

FINLANDIA 2017 – not just an international Stamp Exhibition

FINLANDIA 2017 is more than a Stamp Exhibition – it is a project including the highlight, International Stamp Exhibition FINLANDIA 2017, which will be arranged in Tampere on May 24th – 28th, 2017 and philatelic events supporting the exhibition organized across Finland during years 2015 – 2017.  Read more...






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