Helvetia 2022 / World Stamp Exhibition / 18-22 May 2022 / Lugano, Switzerland

“a video competition based on the themes of Philately and Postal History"


Today’s technology makes possible the creation of new forms of communication that, through the widening of philately and philatelic collecting, can reach a large number of new potential collectors, historians or interested persons. The possibility of using and widening the art of philatelic collecting through new technologies (Internet, Videochat, etc.) has seldom been considered in its full potential until recently. Today, the creation of videos has become very easy, very cheap and popular.

Helvetia2022 therefore wishes to launch, within the framework of the World Stamp Exhibition that will take place in Lugano, from May 18 to May 22, a video competition based on the themes of Philately and Postal History. The objective of the competition is to promote our hobby, especially among young people, and give them the opportunity to present the themes of Philately and Postal History from their point of view in the form of a short video.

General Conditions
of Participation

The competition is open to interested parties under the following conditions:

  • Maximum age 30 years
  • Residency in a country participating in Helvetia2022
  • The maximum length of a video must not exceed one minute
  • The file must not exceed 300MB (MP4/h264, 25fps, 16:9 format)
  • The participation is free
  • The submission deadline is 28.02.2022
  • The participation is limited to one video per participant


The Jury will comprise 5 persons chosen by the Organization Committee outside its members.

Evaluation criteria

Content and

50 %

Originality and
theme development







Participants will be divided into 4 geographical regions according to their residence: FIAP (Asia and Oceania), FIAF (the Americas), FEPA (Europe and Africa) and Switzerland.

1 st prize

USD 750

2 nd prize

USD 500

3 rd prize

USD 250

The prizes will be presented to the respective national commissioners. In addition, the following prizes will be granted to the national commissioners with the most entries. 1st prize: USD 500, 2nd prize: USD 350, 3rd prize: USD 250.


All accepted videos are to be free from royalties of any kind. The works submitted will not be returned and will remain available to the organization which is authorized to use them and distribute them for non commercial purposes, mentioning the author’s name.


The Organizing Committee decline any responsibility in case of theft, loss or damage. Appeals are not allowed under any circumstances. The participants accept all specified conditions.