Prettiest Student Home 2020

20 May 2020

Is your student home the prettiest of Hoas or in Finland? Take part in a competition by showing your home and have a chance to win amazing prizes!

Finnish student housing organisations are organising Finland's Prettiest Student Home 2020 competition. Now you have a chance to show how cozy and beautiful a student home can be.

Take 1-3 pictures, post them on Instagram with required hashtags and you’re in! Submission must be made latest on 3rd of June, but the voting starts as soon as you have posted your pics.

Local and national level

The competition consists of both a local competition and a national competition.

Check hashtags #hoasfi and #kauneinopiskelijakoti2020 on Instagram to find participants of the Hoas’s local competition and like your favorites to vote. These submissions will also be posted at hoas_fi after 3rd of June and can be voted there as well. Highest amount of votes wins!

By registering for the local competition you will automatically be in the national competition, too. A panel of experts will choose the national winner for the prettiest student home in Finland 2020!

How to participate

Take part in the competition by taking 1-3 pictures (one post) that show what your student home is like. Post the picture/s on your own Instagram feed and add #hoasfi and #kauneinopiskelijakoti2020 to the caption. You can also tag @hoas_fi there. Your account must be public in order to participate. After posting the picture/s send us (hoas_fi) your name and home address by direct message on Instagram.

By registering for the local competition you will automatically be in the national competition, too.

Who can participate

Everyone living in a Hoas apartment can participate. A tenant under the age of 18 years must have the consent of parent or guardian.

Time of the participation

The picture/s must be posted 20th May – 3rd of June 2020.

Get likes and comments to win

Get likes to your post and also comments to your picture we will repost later on our account hoas_fi. Your final score is the likes on your post plus the comments for your picture on our account. The winner is the one whose total amount is highest.

How and when to vote

  1. Anyone on Instagram can vote for their favorite by liking the picture on your account from 20th May to 3rd June. (All likes given by 9am on June 4th will be counted.)
  2. After the submission period we will repost all participating pictures on hoas_fi account from 4th June to 10th June. Anyone on Instagram can vote for the pictures by commenting the post with a number given to a participant in the caption. (All comments given by 9am on June 11th will be counted.)


The winner of the local competition will win a gift card worth of 100e to a lifestyle shop Nudge. The winner of the national competition will be given a gift card to Finnish Design Shop worth of 500e.

All participants of the local competition have an opportunity to win the national competition. The national winner will be chosen by a jury of experts.

Terms, conditions and privacy policy

Terms and conditions of the local competition as well as our privacy policy can be found below.

Check rules of the national competition, too, as all submissions will automatically take part in that.

More information

For further information concerning the competition, please contact hoas[at]

Information about the national competition:






Terms and conditions of Hoas’s local competition