Organisation : Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, GoI
Contest Name : International Letter Writing Competition For Young People 2021
Applicable For : Children up to 15 years of age
Last Date : 5th April, 2021
Website : https://www.indiapost.gov.in/vas/Pages/IndiaPostHome.aspx
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India Post Letter Writing Competition
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’
Who Can Participate?
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.
How To Participate?
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
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)
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.
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 5thApril, 20215.
English or any language listed in the 8thscheduleof 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.
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 b ythe UPU).
The last date for submission of entries is 5th April, 2021.