The Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) International Letter-Writing Competition will be held in Georgia for the eighth time this year. The event is organized by the Georgian Post.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Universal Postal Union International Letter Writing Competition. Over 1.2 million young people worldwide take part in the competition each year.
The competition, launched in 1971, aims to promote literacy among the world’s children by helping them master the art of letter-writing. The contest further aims to spark a revival of the lost tradition of letter-writing in the context of the modern, technologized world.
This year’s theme is: “Write a letter to a family member about your experience of Covid-19.” Letters must be handwritten.
The jury will select the top three prize winners. The work of the first-place winner will be sent to the World Postal Union to be included in the international competition program. All participants will be awarded a certificate and a gift.
According to the UPU, “the International Letter-Writing Competition helps young people develop their skills in composition and fosters their enjoyment of letter writing. It is also an excellent way of making young people aware of the important role postal services play in society – a role that has become even more noteworthy during the global pandemic.”
Children under the age of 15 can participate in the competition. All participants must adhere to the following requirements:
- The letter should begin with a greeting.
- Contact information for both the sender and the recipient must be specified.
- The sender’s signature and date must be written at the end of the letter.
- The content of the letter should fully correspond to the theme of the competition.
- Prior to the competition, the work must not be used, published, or replicated.
- The number of words should not exceed 1,000 units.
The letter may be written in Georgian, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Arabic.
The paper can be submitted from March 1 of the current year to April 4, 2021 (17:00). Detailed information about the terms and conditions of the competition can be found at the following link – gpost.ge
For any further information, interested persons can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Letter-Writing Competition was founded at the Tokyo Congress of the World Postal Union and has been held regularly since 1971.