NEW DELHI, MARCH 22, 2021
Department of Posts will be organising Universal Postal Union (UPU)’s 2021 International Letter Writing Competition for Young People in all States of the country through the respective Postal Circle Offices.
The subject for the Competition is “Write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19” and shall be open to school going children upto the age of 15 years as on 31.03.2021.
The Competition may be conducted in the Schools/Centres by the concerned Postal Circle of the State and the candidates are also given the option for participating in the Competition at their home without their physical appearance at the Schools/Centres.
Those who wish to participate from home must send their entries via Speed Post to the designated Nodal Officer of the concerned Postal Circle Office along with a duly filled application form and one photocopy of age proof document by April 5. Contestants must mention their name, date of birth, gender, father or guardian’s name, name of the school, full residence, and postal address on the first page of the letter. They also need to attach their passport size photograph.
Contestants need to write a letter in English or any other language, and it should not exceed 800 words.
The winners of the India Post letter writing competition will receive medals — gold for first prize, silver for second, and bronze for third — and certificates. The candidate who bags the gold medal will get an opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union in Berne, Switzerland.
The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for the international level competition.
The competition will be held at two levels — circle and national level. At circle level, the top three candidates will receive a cash prize of Rs 25,000, Rs 10,000, and Rs 5,000, respectively.
At the national level, the winner will receive a cash prize of Rs 50,000, while the first runner up and the second runner up will get Rs 10,000 and Rs 5000, respectively.
Detailed information about the competition is available on the India Post website: https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/Letter_Writing_2021.pdf