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45th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open21-Dec-2015
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AwardOne First Prize : Rs. 5000/- and a certificate. The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the Official Indian Entry for the International Level Competition
EligibilityStudents up to 15 years as on 31.03.2016.
Scholarship provider contact details

See Annexure - 03 (Address List of Chief Postmaster General (CPMG) / Postmaster General (PMG) / DPS)

What is 45th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition 2016?

Millions of young people all over the world, up to age 15, have participated in the annual International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People at the national and international levels since its launch in 1971.

The competition is an excellent way of encouraging literacy in children and young people. It develops their skills in composition and the ability to express their thoughts clearly. The contest also makes them aware of the important role postal services play in our world.

2016 Theme

The theme selected for the 2016 competition is: "Write a letter to your 45-year-old self." This topic was chosen to mark the 45th edition of the international contest. Children around the world are warmly encouraged to give flight to their imagination , while writing a letter to themselves in the future. All member countries are invited to participate by organizing a competition on the national level before sending their top composition to the UPU. Each country's best letter must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 30 April 2016.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Letter Writing Competition is open to students up to 15 years as on 31.03.2016.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done through school.

Terms and Conditions

Rules for Participants
(a) The 45th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition is open to students up to 15 years
as on 31.03.2016.
(b) The age of participants are to be certified by the respective school authorities where the participants are
(c) The date by which participants should declare their Intention 21.12.2015
 to participation the competition (last date) to CPMG/PMG/
 School Principal
(d) Date and time of the 'On-the-Spot Competition'. 03.01.2016
 [10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m]
(e) The participants will make their own arrangements to reach the venue of the competition. The
Department/School will provide the answer books for the competition to the participants, but they will
bring their own pen/pencil etc.
(f) All the participants are required to apply in person to the Chief Postmaster General/Postmaster
General/School Principal in duplicate. The two copies must have a recent passport size photograph of
the participant affixed on them.
(g) The students shall apply for participation in the competition along with three passport size photographs
in the following format on plain paper.
 I. Name of the competition : 45
th UPU Letter Writing Competition for young people 2016
 II. Full Name of the participant :
III. Father's/Guardian's Name :
IV. Full Address for correspondence:
V. Name of the School/Institution where
 Studying , with full details :
 VI. Age with exact date of birth to be
 Certified by the Head of the Educational Institution:
VII. Sex (Male/Female) :
VIII. Centre :
(h) Entry in the examination hall will be by Hall Permits, to be issued by the Chief Postmaster
General/Postmaster General/School Principal concerned. Each participant will be allotted a Roll No. by
the concerned Chief Postmaster General/Postmaster General/School Principal.


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