DETAILS OF 2021 INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

DETAILS OF 2021 INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 DETAILS OF 2021 INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE By post Department

This year, 2021, the UPU is proud to be running its 50th international letter-writing competition.  All of our participating member countries have consistently encouraged youth to develop their literacy skills and to focus on a particular subject. The competition is an excellent means of promoting literacy among youth and contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The COVID pandemic has had a major impact on the way we work and live.  And it hasn’t stopped yet! We continue to be profoundly affected by the virus. How have young people in particular felt about these momentous changes? This year’s theme sets out to explore their experiences as we ask them to “write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID.19.”

All member countries are invited to participate by organizing a competition at the national level before sending their top composition to the UPU. Each country’s winning letter must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 5 May 2021.

DETAILS OF 2021 INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING COMPETION FOR YOUNG
PEOPLE

1. Subject : “Write a letter to a family member about your experience with COVID-19”.

2. Participants eligibility : Children up to 15 years of age as on 31.03.2021.

3. Content and form : Composition must be presented in the form of  letter.

4. Date/Time of Competition : Competition at Venue – Will be decided by the Concerned Circles.

Competition from Home – All the entries should reach the designated Nodal Officer by 5th April, 2021

5. Language : English or any language listed in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.

Prizes (at Circle level)

  • a. First Prize: Rs.25,000/- and a certificate
  • b. Second Prize: Rs.10,000/- and a certificate
  • c. Third Prize: Rs. 5,000/- and a certificate

Prizes (at National level):

  • a. First Prize: Rs. 50,000/- and a Certificate.
  • b. Second Prize: Rs. 25,000/- and a Certificate.
  • c. Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/- and a Certificate.

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The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for the International level Competition 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). 

1. Subject : “Write a letter to a family member about your
experience with COVID-19”.
2. Participants eligibility : Children up to 15 years of age as on
 31.03.2021.
3. Content and form : Composition must be presented in the form of 
 letter.
4. Date/Time of Competition : Competition at Venue – Will be decided by the
Concerned Circles.
Competition from Home – All the entries should 
reach the designated Nodal Officer by 
5
th April, 2021
5. Language : English or any language listed in the 8th schedule
of the Constitution of India.
6. Prizes (at Circle level)
a. First Prize: Rs.25,000/- and a certificate
b. Second Prize: Rs.10,000/- and a certificate
c. Third Prize: Rs. 5,000/- and a certificate
7. Prizes (at National level):
a. First Prize: Rs. 50,000/- and a Certificate.
b. Second Prize: Rs. 25,000/- and a Certificate.
c. Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/- and a Certificate.
The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for the 
International level Competition
 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).
It may be ensured that each and every entry has the following details on its first 
page:
i. Candidate’s Passport size photograph.
ii. Candidate’s name.
iii. Date of Birth.
iv. Sex (Male/Female).
v. Father’s/Guardian’s name.
vi. Name of the School/Institution and full address.
vii. Full postal address.
For further details, please contact the Chief Postmaster General/Postmaster 
General/Director Postal Services/Nodal Officer of your Circle/Region. Information will be 
available on the Department’s website http://www.indiapost.gov.in
2021 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People
RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATING AT VENUE
(a) The 2021 International Letter Writing Competition shall be open to school going 
children up to the age of 15 years as on 31.03.2021. The age of the participants 
will be certified with a proof like Birth Certificate, AADHAR card, certificate 
issued by Schools etc.
(b) Date and time of the Competition: Will be decided by the concerned Postal 
Circles.
 
(c) The participants will apply for participation in the competition along with three
passport size photographs in the following format on plain paper.
1 Name of the competition * 2021 International Letter Writing 
Competition for Young People.
2 Full Name of the participant *
3 Father’s /Guardian’s Name *
4 Full Address for correspondence *
5 Name and complete address of the 
School/ Institution where studying *
6 Age with exact date of birth *
7 Sex (Male /Female) *
8 Centre
* Mandatory field.
(d) Participants shall submit completely filled application form along-with 1 photocopy of 
age proof document to the Nodal Officer of concerned Postal Circle in duplicate
before the last date of submission of application form as decided by the Postal 
Circle. One copy of the application form will be retained by the participants as hall 
ticket for the purpose of entry at venue on the day of competition. The 
Department/Schools will provide the answer book to the participants at the venue but 
they shall bring their own pen/pencil. The participants shall write their 
composition in their own handwriting not exceeding 800 words.
IMPORTANT:-All the particulars as mentioned above including the full name and address 
of the participant should appear on the first page of the Answer Book also. Entries, which 
do not furnish all relevant details, would not be considered valid.
2021 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People
RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPATING FROM HOME
(a) The 2021 International Letter Writing Competition shall be open to school going 
children up to the age of 15 years as on 31.03.2021. The age of the participants 
will be certified with a proof like Birth Certificate, AADHAR card, certificate 
issued by Schools etc.
(b) Date and time of the Competition: All the entries should reach the designated 
Nodal Officer by 5
th April, 2021.
 
(c) The participants will apply for participation in the competition along with three
passport size photographs in the following format on plain paper.
1 Name of the competition * 2021 International Letter Writing 
Competition for Young People.
2 Full Name of the participant *
3 Father’s /Guardian’s Name *
4 Full Address for correspondence *
5 Name and complete address of the 
School/ Institution where studying *
6 Age with exact date of birth *
7 Sex (Male /Female) *
8 Centre
* Mandatory field.
(d) Participants shall write their composition in their own hand writing in the Ruled 
Sheet/Plain paper (not exceeding 800 words) and submit the same along-with 
completely filled application form and 1 photocopy of age proof document, to the 
Nodal Officer through Speed Post only. The list containing details of Nodal Officer for 
each Circle Office is attached herewith. 
IMPORTANT:-All the particulars as mentioned above including the full name and address 
of the participant should appear on the first page of the Answer Book also. Entries, which 
do not furnish all relevant details, would not be considered valid.
Gujarat Shri N.N. Raval ADPS(Building&
Technical)
O/o CPMG, Gujarat, 
Khanpur, Ahmedabad-
380001
Mob-9687407380
e-mail
philatelyco@gmail.com

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