The registration of those wishing to participate in the international letter-writing competition of the “World Postal Union” continues until April 16.
The international postal writing contest of the World Post Union, organized by the Georgian Post and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, will be held for the eighth time this year.
In May, in Georgia, the top three will be revealed by the jury, all participants will be awarded, The work of the first-place winner will be sent to the “World Postal Union” and will be included in the international competition program. As a result, the award ceremony for the author of the World Post Union International Competition will be held on October 9, 2021, International Post Day, at the headquarters of the World Postal Union (Bern – Switzerland).
The International Postal Union International Letter-Writing Competition, founded in 1971 at the World Postal Union Tokyo Congress, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.
Every year, millions of teenagers take part in the competition worldwide, due to the fact that in 192 member countries of the World Postal Union, national operators run the competition, and the winners identified in those countries continue to compete internationally. The jury of the “World Postal Union” will reveal the winning country.
The theme of the 2021 competition for all countries, set by the World Postal Union, is “Write a letter to your family member about your experience with the Covid-19 pandemic.” The aim of the competition is to restore the tradition of letter writing, establishing and encouraging written communication in the younger generation, as well as maintaining written communication in the conditions of modern technologies.
The composition of the jury of the letter-writing competition is as follows:
Ketevan Dumbadze – Member of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Parliament of Georgia (2020 -), Member of the Permanent Parliamentary Council for the Protection of the Rights of the Child of the Parliament of Georgia (2021 -), N. Director of Dumbadze Publishing House (2017 -), Advisor to the Minister of Culture (2013 – 2020).
Levan Taktakishvili – Director of the Library Resources Department of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia (2002 -), Knight of the Order of Honor.
Tamar Taliashvili – Member of the Standing Parliamentary Council for the Protection of the Rights of the Child of the Parliament of Georgia (2021 -), Deputy Chairman of the Sports and Youth Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia (2020 -), Member of the Commission of State Language Experts (2018 -).
Giorgi Kalandia – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Georgian Palace of Arts – General Director of the Museum of Cultural History (2019 -).
Tika Rukhadze – Director of the National Palace of Students and Youth (2016 -), Advisor on Education and Culture of the Tbilisi City Council (2014-1016).
Children under 15 can participate in the competition. It is necessary to follow the letterform in the work, taking into account the following requirements:
• The letter should begin with a greeting
• The data of both the sender and the recipient (recipient) must be specified
• The letter must be completed with the sender’s signature and date
• The content of the letter should fully correspond to the theme of the competition
• The work should not be published before participating in the competition
• The number of words should not exceed 1,000 units.
The deadline for submission of papers is April 16, 2021. The letter may be in Georgian, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic. Detailed information about the terms and conditions of the competition can be found at the following link: