Q2 2023 – Let the Sun Shine

Following 2023 Sechseläuten ceremony and its famous  Böögg snowman head explosion that took this year 57 mins to burst, a lot of us are wondering if we will have a summer at all.

This quarter PICZ is thus asking you to counter the bad luck. Through your picture we ask you to show us what “Let the sun shine” means to you.

As always we ask you to be creative and imaginative. Feel free to interpret the theme as you want and to surprise our jury members. The most important is as always: having a good reason to take your camera out and to have fun.


  • Contest Opening: 16h of May 2023
  • Submission Closure:  30th of June 2023
  • Public Vote Opening: 1st of July 2023
  • Public Vote Closing: 15th of July 2023
  • Jury decision: by end of July2023



  • One competition per quarter
  • Open to all photographers based in Switzerland
  • 3 pictures / per participants

The juries

  • 3 professional photographers
  • You!!!!
    • 1 x public prize
    • Electronic votes
  • -> 2 prizes every quarter



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Title: Studio pool
Author: charless
Votes: 3

Views: 141
Description: This was shot int he PICZ studio. The image has a funny backstory. "With a small group of photographers, we had planned a pool side shoot in an airbnb close to Zurich, taking some inspiration from Dolce and Gabana ads. As we started getting ready, the owner came stroming out of the house next to the pool accusing us of wanting do a porn shoot at her pool and threatened to call the police. There was no way to calm her down and explain that this was not out intent. Ultimately we decided to leave and go to the studio where we simulated a pool with blue backgroudn paper. The water reflections were composited in.