Thursday, September 10, 2009

Letter Writing Contest

The Universal Postal Union hosts a letter writing contest every year for young people up to the age of 15. To participate, a young letter writer must first enter and win a letter writing contest by UPU-member country. The top three winners of the international contest will receive medals.

There are lots of details online, but the one thing I don't see is how to find out if and when your country is hosting such a contest. If you've heard of this contest or have more information on how to enter, please let me know and I'll post the updated information.

Each year, the UPU letter writing contest has a theme on which the writers have to write. Next year's topic is: "Write a letter to someone to explain why it is important to talk about AIDS and to protect oneself against the disease."

For the 2009 contest, the winner was 14-year-old Dominika Koflerova of the Czech Republic. The contest's topic was “How decent working conditions can lead to a better life," and Dominika wrote about a chocolate bar and how fair trade can improve working conditions in developing countries.

It sounds like a great contest to encourage letter writing!

1 comment:

phonelady said...

Yes and I am so glad to see they are trying to encourage young ppl to write letters instead of emails . I think personal for real mail is so much nicer than junk mail or email . i love it .

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