Show postcards some love!

How much do you enjoy sending postcards or finding one waiting for you on your mailbox? What makes postcards special? What do they mean to you?

Send your answers on a postcard (naturally!), to the address:

150 Years of Postcards
Postcrossing — PO box 216
EC Tavira
8800-999 TAVIRA

There are prizes for the best ones, so be sure to include your email address on your postcard!

Send your postcards to...
Universal Postal Union Logo

The best postcards will be showcased in an exhibition at the Universal Postal Union headquarters in Switzerland this coming October, and also posted on this page.

For postcards received until the end of October, the three most creative postcards and the three with the best messages will receive a neat set of 100 postcards. 🎉 Read the here.

We look forward to showing the world what postcards mean to YOU, and inspiring everyone to re-discover this joyful means of communication. Hurray!

Contest rules & conditions

With your participation you hereby agree to these rules and conditions.


This event is organized by Postcrossing.


  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Participants must send handwritten and stamped postcards to a designated address to participate.
  • An email contact should be included on the postcard.
  • Participants consent to the publication online of their postcard (front and/or back), together with their name and country of origin; email contacts on the postcards will be hidden.
  • Postcards received may be selected to be displayed on a public postcard exhibition hosted by a Postcrossing partner. Both front & back may be visible; email contacts will be covered.
  • Multiple postcards per participant are allowed.
  • Postcards submitted will not be returned to their senders.
  • Postcrossing reserves the right of not accepting participations and/or of not publishing the postcards received.


  • Prizes will be given to the participants who sent the best postcards, chosen by Postcrossing, in the following categories:
    • The 3 best messages
    • The 3 most creative postcards
    Each of the winners will receive a postcard set of 100 postcards.
  • Only postcards received until 31/Oct/2019 will be electable for prizes.
  • Winners will be contacted via the email address included on the postcard in order to provide a postal address to receive the prize.
  • We reserve the right to transfer the prize to another participant if no reply is received within 14 days of being contacted via email.
  • Prizes will be sent via postal mail. Receivers of the prizes are responsible for any customs duties or import tariffs that may be due in their countries to receive it.
  • Prizes cannot be exchanged for currency.


Here is a selection of the nice postcards we've received so far!