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Participate in the Student Gardener competition and win a gardening set or a 200 € gift card!

Are plantings your passion? Do you like growing your own greens? Does gardening make you smile? Summer has just begun, so now is a perfect time to put the plantings in order. Share the results with us by 21st of June and you can win a Fiskars gardening set or even a 200 € giftcad to a garden center!

Take 1-2 photos of your plantings to enter a prize draw

We would like to see all kinds of plantings. Your garden can be e.g. an herb pot or a seedling box on a windowsill, a flower pot on the balcony or a garden box in the yard.

Take 1-2 pictures of your plantings and send them via DM or share them in your story and tag @hoas_fi. Three gardening tool sets (incl. Fiskars planting shovel, fork and a herb scissors and an Elho watering can, value 35€) will be drawn amongst the participants, who have sent their photos by 21st of June.

Student Gardener of Finland 2022 will be chosen by a judge

Photos of student gardens are searched locally in student cities all over Finland (check #opiskelijapuutarhurit2022). In addition, the Student Gardener of Finland 2022 will be selected amongst all participants and will be given a 200 € gift gard to a garden center. The winner of the gift card will be chosen by a judge and announced by Midsummer.

Terms and conditions

Organizer of the competition

Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr (later Hoas or Organizer)
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29, P.O. Box 799, 00101 Helsinki
(09) 5499 00

Idea of the competition

In the Student gardener 2022 competition participants take 1-2 photos of their plantings and deliver them to Hoas. Hoas publishes these photos on their Instagram account. Winners will be chosen by drawing lots within the participants.


The contest is open to persons that are 18 years old or older.

To participate in the competition, one has to send 1-2 photos of their plantings to @hoas_fi via Instagram DM of the entrant can post the photos on their own Instagram Stories and tag @hoas_fi.

By participating the competition, the participants give Hoas permission to post their photos in Hoas’ Instagram Stories.

All partcipants will automatically be in the national competition, too. The national competition is about finding the Student Gardener of Finland 2022. The winner of the national competition will be chosen by a judge. For the national competition Hoas will only submit the photos to the judge, not any other information of the participants.

Competition period

The submission period is from 7th of June to 21st of June 2022.


All participants that have participated according to the rules will have an opportunity to win one of three gardening tool sets in a prize lottery.  If the prize is not available at the end of the competition, it will be replaced by a similar product.

Choosing the winner / raffle

Organizer chooses winners by drawing lots within all participants on 22nd of June 2022.

Contacting the winners and winner announcement

Winners will be contacted personally through Instagram Direct and prizes will be delivered by mail. Prizes will be delivered only to home addresses in Finland. In addition to the home address, winners must tell their name.

If a winner cannot be reached in two weeks after announcing the winner, a new winner can be chosen. An unused prize is not replaced, and it cannot be exchanged into cash.

Winners will be announced in Hoas’s Instagram account after the competition. The winners’ first names or other nickname can be published on Hoas’s Instagram account, internet page or or other Medias without separate consent. This applies to the national competition, too.

The validity of the terms and conditions

All entrants must abide by these terms and conditions. Possible ambiguities concerning applying and interpreting the terms and conditions will be resolved by the Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right to changes in the terms and conditions. The Organizer has the right to dismiss entries that are against rules or inappropriate in other ways.

Responsibility of the Organizer

The winner of the prize releases the Organizer from any responsibilities caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this competition or by receiving the prize. The winner of the prize also releases the Organizer from all responsibilities pertaining to the future use of the prize or malfunctions appearing in it, as well as all responsibilities relating to injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this competition, or by redeeming or using the prize. This release from responsibility does not, however, weaken the consumer rights granted by the Consumer Protection Act. The responsibilities of the Organizer towards the participants does not exceed the value or quantity of the prize mentioned in these rules.

Instagram’s freedom of responsibility

This competition is not in any way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. The competition has nothing to do with Facebook of Meta.

By participating all participants release Instagram of any responsibility related to the competition.

Privacy Policy

Administrator of the register

The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29
PL 799

Contact person in matters regarding the register
The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region sr (Hoas)
Saara Saksanen
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 29
PL 799

Purpose of handling personal data

The data obtained in connection with the competition is used for selecting winners, delivering prizes, compiling statistics, and announcing the winner.

Content of register

The register contains at its most the following data:

  • name
  • address
  • name of participant’s Instagram account
  • email address
  • phone number

Regular sources of data

The aforementioned data is collected when contacting the winners of the competition.

Regular disclosing of data

Data is not disclosed outside of The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region and third parties working for it in administering or developing the service, or collaborating with it. Data is not transferred or given outside EU or ETA.

Principles of securing the register

The data system and files of the register administrator are secured with technical security methods normally in use in business.

Data subject’s right to review data concerning oneself and right to rectification of data

All subjects to the data have a right to review the data concerning oneself and a right to request the rectification of erroneous information. The data subject may exercise their rights by presenting a request about the rights to Hoas in writing. Exercising these rights requires the data subject to prove their identity.

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