NouHätä! competitions in 2023


In 2023, NouHätä! competitions will be held partly online and partly as live events. The qualifying round will take place online, while regional finals and the grand final will be held traditionally as live events. The competition will be held in teams. Schools that have signed up for the competition will be sent detailed instructions on how to participate.

Based on previous experiences and survey results, the online competition format has been received well. Contestants have also found the online competition easier to take part in. Last year, the online qualifier attracted almost 9,000 participants.

This year, after the online qualifying round, regional finals to determine the best team in each rescue district will be held traditionally as live events. In the grand final, the best teams from each rescue district compete for the NouHätä Finnish championship at the Emergency Services Academy in Kuopio.

All stages of the competition will be held in teams of three. In the qualifying round, the number of teams allowed from each school is not limited. Instructions for the online qualifying round have been sent to participating schools. For more information on how the regional finals will be held, contact your local rescue department. The grand final is hosted by the officer course of Emergency Services Academy Finland.

NouHätä! competitions are organised according to COVID safety guidelines.


NouHätä! 2023 competition schedules

Qualifying round 27 February to 17 March 2023

Regional finals 4 April 2023

Grand Final 27 April 2023