The Universal Postal Union organizes International Letter Writing Competition for Young people aged 9-15. The young people have to write letter on a given theme to win exciting prizes.
Aim of the Competition
- To make young people aware of the important role played by the postal services in our societies
- To develop their skills in composition and expression of thoughts
- To foster enjoyment of letter writing and help strengthen the bonds of international friendship.
‘Write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19’.
Children up to 15 years of age as on 31.03.2021.
Submission of Entries
In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country, the participating students can also write their International Letter Writing Composition from home. The entries have to be sent to the designated Nodal Officers of the concerned Postal Circles only through the mode of Speed Post. Details of the Nodal Officers of all the Postal Circles is enclosed and also available on the Department of post’s Website.
The last date for submission of entries is 5th April, 2021.
- Prizes (at Circle level)
First Prize: Rs.25,000/- and a certificate
Second Prize: Rs.10,000/- and a certificate
Third Prize: Rs. 5,000/- and a certificate
- Prizes (at National level):
First Prize: Rs. 50,000/- and a Certificate.
Second Prize: Rs. 25,000/- and a Certificate.
Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/- and a Certificate.
The Universal Postal Union shall select the award-winning entries. The winners will receive a special medal (gold for first prize, silver for second, and bronze for third) and a certificate, as well as other prizes to commemorate their win (such other prizes to be decided by the UPU).
The gold medalist may also be offered a trip to the UPU headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, or an alternative prize to be decided at the sole discretion of the UPU. Writers awarded a special mention will also receive a certificate as well as other prizes (such other prizes to be decided by the UPU).