TOM OF FINLAND’S 101st BIRTHDAY PHOTO COMPETITION AND CHARITY AUCTION
SPONSORED BY TOM OF FINLAND VODKA
The artist Tom of Finland would have turned 101 on May 8, 2021. To celebrate his birthday, we are gathering iconic images celebrating various photographer’s interpretations of the Tom of Finland ethos, and auctioning them to raise money for the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation.
Each finalist photo will be posted here and released on social media. Two winners will be chosen – a Jury Winner chosen by a panel of judges, and an Audience Winner chosen by the public. To cast your vote(s) for the Audience Winner, click the link below your favorite photos to navigate to the Tom of Finland Vodka Instagram page. Vote by commenting on that photo, including the word VOTE and the #YourTomIsShowing. Voting closes July 13th.
BID ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS: All of the finalist photos are available on charity auction site www.charitybuzz.com. 100% of proceeds benefit Tom of Finland Foundation and support LGBTQ+ arts and expression.
TO PLACE YOUR BID NOW!
For Photo Competition Official Rules click here.
ABOUT TOM OF FINLAND
From the perspective of art historians, Tom’s work had an effect on global culture unmatched by that of virtually any other artist. Tom’s work had a defining impact on the way gay men throughout the world were perceived and more importantly, how they perceived themselves. Tom’s work has, therefore, had a ripple effect throughout gay and straight culture, influencing lifestyle, political tolerance, design, fashion and art.
Tom’s work is in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, MOMA in New York,
SF MOMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and many more.
ABOUT TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
The non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation has been dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the erotic arts for three and a half decades. Today ToFF continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.