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Swiss Post is looking for four animals to feature in their new stamp set in 2023.

Would you like to immortalize your cheeky tomcat, a frolicking kid goat or a cackling duckling on an official stamp? Then take advantage of the opportunity and enter their national photo competition “Cute animals”. With a little luck, the whole of Switzerland could soon be admiring your sweet little animal – and you could win a Postshop voucher too.

Swiss Post states, "If you can immortalize your pet or wild animal at an opportune moment, then send us your photo. Preferably with a high cuteness factor, as this stamp set is all about cute, sweet – and native – animals. So please don’t send us photos of elephants at the zoo! The perfect photo would be a full body shot of the animal – without your grandma or godson standing in the shot."

Design requirements

  • Unedited photo of a cute, native animal (single animal)
  • Full body photo
  • High photo quality/resolution (no compressed images e.g. photos received via WhatsApp)
  • Neutral, plain background
  • Keep the original image
  • No images of people
  • No illustrations

Only competition entries that meet the listed design requirements will be considered.

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The four most popular photos will win
A jury from Swiss Post will select the 20 best photos from all the images uploaded and put them to a public vote. The vote will take place on swisspost.ch/stamps from 21 to 31 July 2022.

The four winning photos will be published as official stamps on 9 May 2023 and each winner will receive a Postshop voucher worth Fr. 500.-. The other top 20 chosen will receive a Postshop voucher worth Fr. 50.- each.

Everyone who takes part in the voting will be entered into a prize draw for 10 Postshop vouchers worth Fr. 50.- each!

The deadline for entering the photo competition is 10 July 2022. Choose your favourite image from the 20 best selected photos from 21 to 31 July 2022.

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Conditions to participate
All persons who are resident in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein are eligible to take part. Participation in the competition is free of charge. By participating in the competition, you declare that you are the owner of the photo and that you are not violating the rights of third parties by submitting it. No advertising, offensive or unlawful content may be used.

By submitting a photo, you are also, where permissible, transferring your rights to the photo to Swiss Post so that this image or any part of it may be freely used for future publications or any other purposes (online/offline) that Swiss Post deems fit.

By participating in the competition, you accept these conditions unreservedly. Swiss Post reserves the right to exclude any participants who violate the conditions of participation and their images from the competition.

The deadline for entries is 10 July 2022. You can take part in the competition by filling in the online form and uploading a photo at www.swisspost.ch/stamps.

A jury from Swiss Post will select the 20 best photos. The four winning photos will be decided by a Switzerland-wide vote. The original image must be kept and presented in the event of winning. Winners will be notified in writing. Prizes may not be paid in cash or transferred to third parties. All information will be handled confidentially and will not be forwarded to third parties. Any right of appeal is excluded. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the competition.

By taking part in the competition, you agree to receive future updates on stamps and philately as well as on other Swiss Post subjects. You may cancel this service at any time. Participation using temporary or fictitious e-mail addresses, or by means of scripts, registration services or similar is prohibited.