The public is invited to vote for their favourite sketch between 31 October and 21 November 2019. The final selection will be made by the Jyväskylä City Council in February 2020. Entries for the memorial were received from all six invited artists.

More information
Meri Lumela, chair of the Jyväskylä City Board, phone +358 50 554 7167, meri.lumela(at)
Kirsi Pitkänen, art consultant, artist, Art Impact, phone +358 50 338 7705, kirsi.j.pitkanen[at]

Matti Nykänen (1963–2019) was born and raised in Jyväskylä. He was one of the most successful Finnish athletes of all time, and widely known nationally and internationally.

Jyväskylä, Nykänen's long-time home town, wishes to honour Matti Nykänen's athletic achievements by erecting a memorial statue. 

Entries for the memorial were received from all six invited artists

Artists are  Jussi Heikkilä, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Pekka Kauhanen, Stefan Lindfors, Kimmo Schroderus ja Maaria Wirkkala.

Just an alias names of the sketches are being published. Artist behind the alias name of the art work is relieved in spring 2020.

Alias names of the art works are

  • Höyhen
  • Lennä MN
  • Kuningaskotka
  • Matti Nykäsen varusteet
  • Suksess
  • Yölentäjä

See the sckethes and vote for your favourite here.

Sketches can also be seen in the Jyväskylän Sydän 24 event for 24 hours at the Jyväskylä City Theatre on 20 November from 9 am until 21 November at 9am.