Newly Swissed and Ticino Tourism Influencer Casting 2019


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Apply and win!

✰ Newly Swissed and Ticino Tourism are casting the next big influencer!
Apply by Sunday, September 8, to win an amazing prize package worth CHF 5 400. During one weekend this autumn, you will stay at a luxurious Junior Suite in Lugano, get a hair makeover and attend one-on-one workshops with bloggers, a photographer and a YouTuber.

No worries if you're still new to social media. You'll get everything you need to make it big - from know-how to beautiful content showing your #ticinomoments!

How to apply:

  • Record a selfie video and state the motivation why you want to be an influencer. (Convince the jury!)
  • Wait for the confirmation message with a link and complete the form.
  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday, Sept 8, 2019.
  • The winner will be contacted and announced on this site on Friday, Sept 13.

The prize package includes:

Junior Suite at
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola*****

From October 4 to 6, a Junior Suite with views of Lake Lugano is all yours! Bring your partner or friend and enjoy all the luxuries your hotel has to offer.

Hands-on workshops

Expect a weekend packed with crash-courses and practical workshops. You'll learn from bloggers, YouTubers and photographers how to take food photographs or how to shoot and edit videos for social media.

Visits of Ticino’s most Instagramable places

From the charming town of Lavertezzo to the castles of Bellinzona, we will take you to Ticino's most beautiful spots! There, we will help you create amazing content for your own social media channels.

Hair makeover

After arriving, the talented Danilo Tomasini and his team will give you a professional hair makeover!

Mouthwatering gourmet meals

Think Michelin starred dishes in a fine dining restaurant and a sumptuous breakfast buffet...


Will you be the next big influencer?

Record a selfie video now and send it before time is up!



  • Applications for the influencer casting are open to any resident of Switzerland above 18 years of age.
  • Applicants need to speak and understand English.
  • Applicants need to be available in Lugano on Friday, Oct 4, at 12:00. The program ends in Bellinzona on Sunday, Oct 6, at 18:00.
  • Applicants need to convince the jury consisting of Newly Swissed and Ticino Tourism representatives by recording a selfie video. They need to tell the jury why they want to be the next big influencer.
  • The selfie video has to be sent to the following phone number or email address by Sunday, Sept 8, at midnight: +41 78 915 66 78 or
  • The prize cannot be cashed out in any other form than as presented.