Text size

Line spacing


Placeholder Placeholder
Background image
For visually impaired

Tartu announces beautiful home competition

 beautiful home Photo: Erge Jõgela

15 May / The competition ‘Tartu Beautiful Home 2023’ awaits the submission of gardens belonging to private houses and apartment buildings, outdoor areas of public buildings, enterprises and industrial buildings designed to a high standard, complexes of buildings, parks, diversely landscaped playgrounds, sports facilities, and so on. Proposals for participation in the competition can be made by anyone.

Applications can be submitted until 8 June, to the Spatial Design Department of the Tartu City Government, by phone +372-514-8828 or by e-mail [email protected]. Since the owner or manager of the property must agree to participate in the competition, the city government itself will contact the pre-selected candidates.

The five-member jury will be chaired by Deputy Mayor Elo Kiivet, and the jury will begin assessing the submitted properties on 15 June. The overall design and upkeep of the properties, along with the landscaping and the buildings together, are assessed.

The best entries in the competition will receive awards on Tartu City Day, 29 June. The three most beautiful properties in the City of Tartu will be awarded the title ‘Beautiful Estonian Home’. The Eesti kodukaunistamise ühendus (Estonian Home Decoration Association) will also present winners with an award or badge from the President of the Republic of Estonia, and the properties will be published in the book ‘Beautiful Estonian Home 2023’.

The competition ‘Tartu Beautiful Home’ will be held for the 26th time this year. The competition is organised by the Tartu City Government in cooperation with the non-profit organisation Estonian Home Decoration Association.

The aim of the competition is to carry on and develop the traditions of home decoration, to make the living environment more beautiful, to raise the level of respect for the culture of work and living, and to value it. The history of the Estonian home decoration movement dates back to 1936, when it was started by President Konstantin Päts. President Lennart Meri reintroduced it in 1997, and since then national home decoration competitions have been organised.

More information: https://www.tartu.ee/et/kaunis-kodu

Approval of the competition guidelines and establishment of the evaluation committee:


Last changed 15.05.2023