37th Jäynä competition is on!

This academic year we will be celebrating the 37th Jäynä competition! Stay tuned for extra awesomeness.

The 37th Jäynä Competition is on!

All AYY members can take part in the Jäynä Competition with a team consisting of 1-8 persons and 1-3 jäynäs which are all considered separate entries to the competition. Documentation regarding jäynäs that are taking part in the competition are to be submitted to the judges by the to-be-announced deadline. Any jäynäs executed or documented after this date are however eligible to take part in the next year's Jäynä Competition.



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In 2016, the trophy for the most valuable police work was given to a traffic camera at Kehä I, when innovative tech students decorated as the “the police of the year”. This prank was universally amusing to everyone, including to the police themselves.


A successful jäynä starts with a solid idea and careful background work. How to set up the jäynä? How do you assure the target? What’s the twist? How to make it fun?


Well done is half the victory: a winning idea comes to life with careful execution and a sprinkle of inspiration. What tools or other material do you need? How do you split roles within your team?


A successful jäynä turns into a winning jäynä with well-thought documentation so that the process and the feeling grips the crowd. You can document with audio, video, photos, or whatever comes to mind!


Finally all you need to do is to submit the spectacular jäynä to the competition and send it to the judges. The finalists are announced later in the spring, ant they get to enjoy VIP seats at the Jäynä Finalé!

How to get started?

Taking part in the Jäynä Competition has never been this easy: just follow these tips and execute your personal masterpiece. Submissions for the 37th Jäynä Competition are open!

Participate in the Jäynä Competition!

Registration for the 37th Jäynä Competition is open until April 10th!

Please see the rules of the Jäynä Competition before execution. Tips for the jäynä ideation process and the official rules can be found here. Please ensure in advance that also we can open the documentation link you submit! Participation in the Jäynä Competition also requires giving consent to use the submitted documentation for organizing the competition.

Feel free to contact the Ylituomari at [email protected] if you have any questions about participating in the Jäynä Competition.

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