Surprise. Surprize. "Finland Prize 2012" for 22-Pistepirkko

Oha. Nice news this morning. The Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture has awarded 22-Pistepirkko with “Finland Prize 2012″, along with cartoonist/illustrator Matti Hagelberg, writer/dramatist Anna Krogerus, lighting designer Heikki Paasonen, composer/ producer Jarmo Saari, the chef du cuisine and wild herb specialist Sami Tallberg and the journalist/photographer duo Kaisa Viitanen and Katja Tähjä. According to the Ministry “The Finland prize is awarded in recognition of a significant career in arts, an exceptional artistic achievement, or a promising breakthrough.” Thank you very much, Ministry
See press release in finnish here