Juha Vainio Award Winners
updated over 6 years ago
The "Juha Vainio Award" (Juha Vainio-palkinto) for lyricists was introduced in 1991 and is given annually to a notable Finnish lyricist. The award is given by the Juha Vainio foundation, which is governed by the city of Kotka and ELVIS ry.
In addition to the regular award, the foundation has twice given a lifetime achievement award: Sauvo ”Saukki” Puhtila (2002) and Jukka Virtanen (2008).