Winners and finalists
Since 2010, the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation has granted the Uutisraivaaja winners a million euros in total to implement their projects. The first winner was Scoopinion followed by Long Play, Lucify and Kuka. The latest winners, on the fourth round of the contest, were Frameright and Tripsteri. In addition, twenty other teams have made their way to the finals.
Here is a short introduction of the winners and finalists.
2017: Frameright and Tripsteri
In 2017 two winners were awarded in Uutisraivaaja. The 250,000 € award was shared by Frameright and Tripsteri.
Tripsteri app is the first Finnish mobile application providing travel journalism which focuses on high quality and uses virtual technology. The winning team included Tuulia Kolehmainen, Paula Kultanen Ribas, Siru Valleala, Soile Vauhkonen, Panu Pahkamaa and Mika Vikström.
Frameright provides a solution to an internet-wide systemic problem in framing photographs. The team includes Marina Ekroos, Ilkka Järstä and Jaakko Hyvärinen.
You can read the latest news from Tripsteri and Frameright in the Uutisraivaaja blog.
2015: Lucify and Kuka
In 2015 two winners were awarded in Uutisraivaaja. The award money was shared by Lucify and Kuka.
Kuka is an expert search service that brings journalists and experts together. The original team included Mari Vaara, Iris Sandelin, Tuomas Valtanen, Jaakko Nygren and Ville Vaara.
Lucify helps organizations to visualize, understand and communicate important data with interactive data visualizations. The original team included Juho Ojala and Ville Väänänen.
2013: Long Play
Long Play is a digital publication of “slow” journalism. The company is known for stories that are longer than magazine articles but shorter than books. The original team included Johanna Vehkoo, Reetta Nousiainen, Hanna Nikkanen, Anu Silfverberg, Riku Siivonen, Ilkka Pernu, Antti Järvi, Ilkka Karisto and Kimmo Hokkanen.
Scoopinion was a browser ad-on that recommended quality articles for users. The team included Johannes Koponen, Mikael Koponen, Mikko Koskinen, Juha Leppänen and Ville Sundberg.
Uutisraivaaja finalists 2011–2017
In 2017 Aatos, Rolling Stories and Streamia made their way to the finals together with Tripsteri and Frameright.
Aatos is a production and delivery company for podcasts.
Rolling Stories has developed a moving multimedia platform called Roller.
Streamia is an online media specialized in streaming technology.
Bolla is a video platform to teach football.
Little Brother is an application to protect journalists’ and photographers’ photos.
Topicalio was a local media for politics.
Infogram is a tool for data visualization.
Born Local developed a hyper-local social media platform called Nearhood.
On Display was a mobile art gallery app.
PalloPostia was a news service for children.
In the first Uutisraivaaja contest, 11 teams in total made their way to the second phase.
The finalists included also Eleet, Naapurisopu, Influence Networks, Collapick, Huuhkaja, Omaradio, Pogo, Knowshop, Pinchett (Murut) and Totuus ja valhe (Faktat oikein).