The rules for UMK 2016 have already been placed online, with the submissions window for the contest opening on September 1st and closing on September 8th. The rules for submissions are as follows:
- The song must be unreleased.
- Performers must be 16 years of age by 10th of May 2016.
- At least one writer or composer must have Finnish citizenship
- Only one submission from each singer.
- You cannot submit songs into other countries national selections.
- No more than 6 people can be involved in the selection.
For more information you can email YLE at firstname.lastname@example.org.