Share your favourite photographs of Switzerland

Your photo could feature in our 2023 calendar!

 

We're inviting you to share your best images of Switzerland with us. 

We love looking at the photos that our customers often send us after their holiday and this year we're planning to publish the very best shots in our 2023 calendar. The calendar will have the theme of the Natural Beauty of Switzerland and will feature your captivating images of Switzerland through the seasons. 

As well as the pride of seeing their image printed in the calendar, the 12 winners will each receive a £20 Marks & Spencer voucher. One of those images will be chosen as the cover photo - and the photographer will also be awarded with a £100 credit towards their next holiday with The Swiss Holiday Company.

We can't wait to see the beautiful scenes which you'll capture during your holiday. If you're not travelling this year, you can still enter any great photos you may have from previous trips. And if you just love having fabulous photos of Switzerland on your wall, please look out for details of how you can buy a copy of the calendar later this year!



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How to send us your photos

1. Submit your photos

Email to competitions@swissholidayco.com

You may enter a MAXIMUM of 3 photos.

We recommend that each is sent on an individual email. Alternatively, you can use the free file transfer service wetransfer.com

2. Complete our entry form

Enter your details on this Google form

This must be submitted at the same time as the photos. Photos sent without a form will not be entered to the competition.

All contributors grant to The Swiss Holiday Company the right to publish their photos in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for these uses.

How to send us your photos

1. Submit your photos

Email to competitions@swissholidayco.com

You may enter a MAXIMUM of 3 photos.

We recommend that each is sent on an individual email. Alternatively, you can use the free file transfer service wetransfer.com

2. Complete our entry form

Enter your details on this Google form

This must be submitted at the same time as the photos. Photos sent without a form will not be entered to the competition.

All contributors grant to The Swiss Holiday Company the right to publish their photos in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for these uses.

 
Calendar competition rules

1. The calendar competition closes at 10am on 18 September 2022. Entries received after this date will not be considered for the calendar but can still be published on the website. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. Winners will be notified by 31 October 2022. The Swiss Holiday Company’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2. All photographs entered must have been taken in Switzerland.

3. By entering the calendar competition all entrants grant to The Swiss Holiday Company the right to publish their photo in the calendar, in brochures, on the website and on social media in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for these uses. 

4. The 12 photographers whose images are chosen for a calendar month page will each win a £20 M&S voucher. In addition one of the images will be chosen as the cover photo and they will receive an additional £100 credit towards a holiday with The Swiss Holiday Company to be booked by 31st October 2023.

The prizes are as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred. There will be no cash alternatives.

Calendar competition rules

1. The calendar competition closes at 10am on 18 September 2022. Entries received after this date will not be considered for the calendar but can still be published on the website. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. Winners will be notified by 31 October 2022. The Swiss Holiday Company’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

2. All photographs entered must have been taken in Switzerland.

3. By entering the calendar competition all entrants grant to The Swiss Holiday Company the right to publish their photo in the calendar, in brochures, on the website and on social media in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for these uses. 

4. The 12 photographers whose images are chosen for a calendar month page will each win a £20 M&S voucher. In addition one of the images will be chosen as the cover photo and they will receive an additional £100 credit towards a holiday with The Swiss Holiday Company to be booked by 31st October 2023.

The prizes are as stated and cannot be deferred or transferred. There will be no cash alternatives.

 
Photography guidance

Our calendar will print images at A4 size, therefore we require high resolution 300ppi images. 

Successful images must be landscape format with a minimum approximate pixel ratio of 1984 x 1400. Anything higher is good as it will result in a sharper image. The ideal pixel ratio for A4 is 3450 x 2400.

Why is this important?

The minimum resolution for printing photos is 300dpi. As the name suggests, this means that there are about 300 pixels (or dots) for every square inch of the image. This will result in sharper image quality and a more professional finished product.

The higher an image’s ppi (pixels per inch), the higher the print resolution and the better the image will look. Most online images have a default setting of 72ppi, which looks fine on a computer monitor or smartphone screen but will unfortunately be pixelated on a printed page.

How do I know if a photo is high resolution? 

Windows PC: right-click on the image and then select 'Properties'. A window will appear - go to the 'Details' tab to see the image's dimensions and resolution.

Mac: open the image in Preview and select 'Tools' then 'Adjust Size'. The details are labelled 'Resolution'.

Photography guidance

Our calendar will print images at A4 size, therefore we require high resolution 300ppi images. 

Successful images must be landscape format with a minimum approximate pixel ratio of 1984 x 1400. Anything higher is good as it will result in a sharper image. The ideal pixel ratio for A4 is 3450 x 2400.

Why is this important?

The minimum resolution for printing photos is 300dpi. As the name suggests, this means that there are about 300 pixels (or dots) for every square inch of the image. This will result in sharper image quality and a more professional finished product.

The higher an image’s ppi (pixels per inch), the higher the print resolution and the better the image will look. Most online images have a default setting of 72ppi, which looks fine on a computer monitor or smartphone screen but will unfortunately be pixelated on a printed page.

How do I know if a photo is high resolution? 

Windows PC: right-click on the image and then select 'Properties'. A window will appear - go to the 'Details' tab to see the image's dimensions and resolution.

Mac: open the image in Preview and select 'Tools' then 'Adjust Size'. The details are labelled 'Resolution'.

 

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Speak to our team today to find out more!

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at info@swissholidayco.com



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