100leijonaa

WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

The objective of the 100 Lions for Finland project is to produce offspring for Finland’s heraldic lion. The project was open to all, and our goal was to create at least 100 new lions for Finland. Finlayson’s 100 Lions for Finland project is endorsed by the Prime Minister’s Office and part of the official programme for the centenary celebrations. The year 2017 is a big year for Finland and for all Finns. The centenary is a source of inspiration for initiatives, experiences, and events – all across the country and all through the year. These initiatives explore the first 100 years of Finland’s independence, our country today, and the future. 

WILL THE DESIGNS BE USED COMMERCIALLY?

Finlayson will celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017 by turning some of the designs into a range of lion-themed products in collaboration with the designers. We are also encouraging other Finnish businesses to do the same. 

IS THE AIM OF THE PROJECT TO REPLACE THE CURRENT FINNISH LION?

Our intention is not to change the Finnish lion but to give it new companions and offspring. A multicultural, pluralistic Finland has room for more than one lion.

Rules

ORGANISER

100 Lions for Finland is an initiative launched by Finlayson Oy. The 100 Lions for Finland project is part of the official programme for the centenary celebrations. 

ABOUT THE RULES

These are the official rules of the project, and they apply to all participants. Participants accept these rules and agree to abide by the organiser’s decisions by submitting a design to the 100 Lions of Finland project website. The organiser is not responsible for technical faults that prevent the submission of designs. The organiser reserves the right to revise, extend, or discontinue the project in the event of technical faults or other force majeure circumstances. 

RIGHTS TO DESIGNS

Osallistujalla tulee olla täydet oikeudet lähettämäänsä työhön ja hän vastaa siitä, että työ ei ole Suomen lainsäädännön vastainen eikä loukkaa kolmannen osapuolen omistusoikeuksia taikka patentti-, tekijän- tai muita immateriaalioikeuksia, eikä ole loukkaava, epäsiveellinen tai hyvien tapojen vastainen. Hankkeen järjestäjä ei vastaa hankkeeseen osallistuvien töiden alkuperästä tai mahdollisista immateriaalioikeuksien loukkauksista. Osallistuja sitoutuu puolustamaan järjestäjää työtään koskevilta kolmansien osapuolten vaatimuksilta siten, ettei hankkeeseen osallistumisesta eikä siihen liittyvän materiaalin käytöstä aiheudu järjestäjälle mitään oikeudenkäynti- tai muitakaan kuluja, vahingonkorvausvelvoitteita tai muuta vahinkoa tai vastuuta kolmansia osapuolia kohtaan.

PUBLICATION OF THE DESIGNS

The organiser has the right to publish any designs submitted to the project on the project website, on its own website, and on its social media profiles, and to use them to advertise the project without any compensation or prior notification to participants. The organiser also reserves the right to not publish designs. Copyrights to the designs remain the property of the designers unless otherwise agreed. 

COMMERCIAL USE OF THE DESIGNS

Copyrights will remain the property of the designers. An agreement will be signed with each designer, which will specify the terms of the commercial use of their designs. For underage participants, parental consent is also required. 

SUBMISSION PERIOD

Designs were accepted between 4 December 2016 - 31 January 2017. 

PUBLICATION OF THE DESIGNS ON THE PROJECT WEBSITE

The designs will be published on the project website during the spring of 2017. Participants will not be notified separately of the publication of their designs. Designs will not be returned to participants. The organiser reserves the right to publish any designs submitted to the project on its website, on its social media profiles, and in marketing and communications relating to the project without any compensation or prior notification to participants. The organiser reserves no other rights to designs that are not used commercially.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS

Designs were accepted by uploading them to the project website in accordance with the technical instructions provided. Participants were asked to leave their contact information when sending the image so that the organiser can contact you if necessary. Your contact details will not be used for marketing purposes.

Participants’ contact details will be compiled into a personal data file pursuant to the Personal Data Act. The data contained in the file will only be used for the purposes of this project. Due to the one-off nature of the project, the organiser is not responsible for keeping an up-to-date description of the file. 

Applicable law and disputes

The project is governed by the laws of Finland.

Any disputes arising from the project or its terms and conditions will be primarily resolved by negotiations between the parties. Any disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties will be settled by Helsinki District Court. However, any claims made against natural persons will be settled by the local district court of the defendant.

Enquiries:

Issues related image copyrights to: 100leijonaa@finlayson.fi

We asked people for their thoughts on Finland’s independence and the heraldic lion

Pekka H. Timonen

General secretary, Finalnd 100 organisation

"The purpose of the lion is to unite people."

Nooralotta Neziri

Hurdler

"For me, the lion is a symbol of perseverance."

Jani Leinonen

Artist

"I want the lion to be a better reflection of the multifaceted nature of Finland."

Suldaan Said Ahmed

aka the Black Lion, Activist

"I bought myself a lion pendant last year"

Emmi Mustonen

Artist

"My lion belongs to all Finns."

Jukka Kurttila

CEO, Finlayson

"The lion has been robbed of its joyfulness."

Sami Valtere

Design Director, Helsingin Sanomat

"I see the lion as a symbol of internationality."