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The World Postcard Day postcard design contest is underway, and with a week to go, it’s time to meet the judges! They are the ones who are going to be looking at this year’s designs for the 2023's official postcard and have the hard task of choosing the best one!

Dietrich Wolf Fenner stands in front of the Museum of Communications in Berlin

First of all, we have Dietrich Wolf Fenner from the Berlin Museum of Communications, where last year we celebrated the launch of the German Postcrossing stamp. Dietrich is the head of the museum’s public relations department and has undoubtedly seen many stamps and postcards during office hours!

Wally Koval watching the sea with some binoculars, as seen from a boat window

Wally Koval is the co-founder of the Accidentally Wes Anderson community, which brings together over a million adventurers, all sharing an appreciation for inspiring designs and architecture. Last year, AWA launched a popular book of postcards, spotlighting 26 special places around the globe.

Alison and Brian sit in a park bench, holding a box of letters

Alison Hitchcock and Brian Greenley co-founded “From Me To You”, a charity that encourages people to write letters to friends and family suffering from cancer, keeping them connected at a time when they feel most disconnected.

Pauline Chrétien

Pauline Chrétien (aka paulinectart) was last year’s winner of the World Postcard Day design contest, so we thought it would be brilliant to invite her to take part this year, but as a judge! Pauline is an animation student in France.

Ana and Paulo look at some postcards in a café

And last but (hopefully) not least, me (Ana) and Paulo! Besides organizing the contest, we’ll also have a vote, and we promise to use all our postcard knowledge to vote wisely.

So there you have it — this year’s dream team is ready for voting duties when the contest closes a week from now. If you were planning on submitting a design, this is the time to do it — go! go! go! 💪

46 comments so far

ned44440, Ireland

I am so looking forward to seeing what the judges pick. I don't think I will envy them their job. I am sure it will be a tough one.

sonataca, United States of America

Perfect team of judges for this tough job! Good luck to all the participants and the judges.

sisinje, Switzerland

So exciting. Thank you for letting us be a part of this :blush. I can't wait to see this year's postcards and the winner!

Classic, Australia

So excited to see the winning design for this year! I don't think I could be a judge, I'm predicting many many many awesome entries!

volvomom, United States of America

Love this! And I'm glad I found out about the Actually Wes Anderson society! Huge fan of his!

AIHutchins, United Kingdom

Looking forward to seeing the winning entry. Don’t envy the judges

mustardandpickles, United States of America

What a fabulous group of creative judges!

Toome2, Netherlands

Great team put together! I wish you all the creativity for judging the new postcard.

carameljuniper, Brazil

How European-white this committee is! It’s sad that I cannot see Asian, Latin Americans and Black people inside (at least one…)

Ramya, United States of America

Such anticipation is building! I am impressed with the combination of experience and expertise of this panel of judges… all will judge wisely I’m sure!

germaju, Brazil

It's a pity to see a lack of diversity, like non-white people and non-Europeans. But I don't doubt that the judges have ability and talent. Good luck.

Kewl, Philippines

Happy to see such a great line up of judges!

hobbymail, United States of America

I get a kick out of members who write," no original art". I can't wait for all this original art, with love, hobbymail

Rajath, India

Happy to see the Judges

HM, Netherlands

Good to see a black dog - animals are represented in the jury.

mysweetlife63, United States of America

What a difficult job for the judges! My thoughts are with you.
Can't wait to see the chosen design!!

meylinhares, Brazil

I agree with carameljuniper and germaju. I would love to see more diversity that reflects how beautiful is our International community.

Silvia171168, Brazil

Muito bom!
Amei o juri!

Uschi09, Germany

I don‘t think I will anvy them their job. It will be get heavy. Good luck!

Casper511, China

I already full of my effort to attend this contest!Hope you all will like my painting☺️

Oceanfun, India

Thanks for all the effort.

david104370, Taiwan

Can't wait to see the results.

sealed4ever, United States of America

Every year you choose just the "right" design. Thanks, in advance to all the artists/designers who enter their work. We love you. Best of luck to everyone. Looking forward to WPC 2023

Cawe, Germany

I'm sure many special motifs were submitted again - I'm already looking forward to this year's winner. Many thanks to the artists who submitted their works and "a good hand" to the jury.

TwasBrillig, United States of America

Love that picture of you, Ana and Paulo!

beesknees, United States of America

yay - cant wait to see the winner

huangfeiyang17, China

Good luck to all participants

siebe1, Belgium

Good luck for both the judges and the participants.

HookedonPostcards, Canada

Fabulous team, and thanks to ALL for giving their time and talents to help us Postcrossers celebrate the beauty of postcard mail!
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” —Winnie the Pooh.

jeroenvberlo, Netherlands

A good team of judges. I wish them fun in the judging process & good luck to all the participants.

IndonesiaRaya, Indonesia

hope there will be a winner from Indonesia ❤️🇮🇩

ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America

I can't wait to see this year's design!!!!

Luziaceleste, Brazil


nzsuenorth, New Zealand

I love this website so much, I have become such a happier person and enjoy visiting my mailbox every day. I cannot wait to see this year's winner, I have recommended your Postcrossing website to just about everyone I know. I believe everybody should have the joy of communicating with people around the world, in this restless, tired troubled world we call home.

orange_memo, United States of America

Love this ! And I'm looking forward to see who will win this year, good luck to all contestants and may the odds favor the best!

betslets, United States of America

What a great panel of judges, all with wonderful resumes! As we approach the (WOW) 18th Birthday of Postcrossing, (in just a few days) I am also looking forward to celebrating this year's WORLD POSTCARD DAY.
When it comes to the results of cooking, handwork, and/or creative postcards, I am among those lucky ones on the receiving end who are so appreciative of knowing others willing to share their time and talents. As always, Bravo to Paulo and Ana for creating Postcrossing. (You two appear not to have aged a bit)

Flippie, Canada

Can't wait!

k8cre8, United States of America

A great panel! I'm excited to see what rises to the top!

Nique, Canada

Wow! So much planning and work go into choosing a WPD Winner💫
Who knew🤷‍♀️

adriennefriend, United States of America

Very exciting times :) :) :)

RosieT1, Canada

Happy Birthday! Congratulations and Thank You for all you do!

henriquehsm, Brazil

You still have time to add some diversity among the judges, so why not to do it ? 😉

gharbeia, Germany

How about adding to the mix a randomly chosen person from among the postcrossers who satisfy a set of criteria, such as length of membership, recent activity, or the similar, in addition to a changing component, such as the continent, as a symbolic representation of the public.

Gypsypost, New Zealand

How wonderful to see this photo of two of my favourite people in the world because you are the hard working team that Postcrossing possible. I thank you both with all my heart

Ksenja_Ukr_PussyCat, Ukraine

Happy World Postcard Day!!! today is my god's birthday.😺😺😺😺😺😻😻

Ksenja_Ukr_PussyCat, Ukraine



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