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The 43rd Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition 2014

Last date to apply

December 21, 2013

About The 43rd Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition 2014

  • About UPU- Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide and it has 192 member countries.
  • The Department of Posts conducts The Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition every year.
  • Students up to the age of 15 years are invited to take part in the competition.
  • The Theme of the Competition: “Write a letter describing how music can touch lives”

  • The on the spot competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday 5th January 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11a.m.

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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India 
Class/ Age Up to 15 years as on 31st March 2014
  •  A letter of not more than 800 words must be written on the above mentioned topic.
  • The Letter should be in English or any other language that is listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.
  • Languages in 8th Schedule of the Constitution are Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithali, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabhi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu


Reward at the National Level

Prizes Reward
First Prize Rs. 2000 and a Certificate
Second Prize Rs. 1500  and a Certificate
Third Prize Rs. 1000  and a Certificate
Consolation Prize Rs. 250 To the best entry from each Postal Circle and certificate.

The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the Official Indian Entry for the International level Competition.

International Level

The top three entries will be awarded

  • Gold
  • Bronze and
  • Silver medal

Along with a Certificate and UPU official postage stamp from UPU.

Application Mode and Process

  • Applications can be had from the office of the Senior Superintendent of Post offices or Superintendent of post offices in the respective areas.
  • The application has to submitted in duplicate.

Application Mode and Process

 The following details must be given on the first page of the entry that would be submitted

  •  Passport size photograph: A passport size photo of the candidate has to be pasted on the first page of the entry.
  • Candidate's Name: Enter the Full name in capital letters
  • Date of Birth of the Student
  • Gender
  • Father's /guardian's name: Enter the full name of the father or guardian
  • Name of School / Institution: Write the name of the school or institution in which the candidate is studying in.
  • Full Postal Address of the School

Admit Card and Roll No. 

  • 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. 

Participating Schools
Participating Schools are directed to forward the entries on or before 21st December, 2013, to the Chief Postmaster General of their States for evaluation, who will submit the three best entries to the Postal Directorate, New Delhi

Selection Process

At India Level

The  applications would be received by Chief Postmaster General of their States and they will submit the three best entries to Postal Directorate, New Delhi

At the International Level

The award winning entries will be selected by The Universal Postal Union.


For further details contact the Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General / Director Postal Services of your circle / Region in the following places:

Guwahati, Hyderabad, Patna, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Ambala, Srinagar, Jammu, Shimla, Ranchi, Thiruvanathapurma, Bangalore, Mumbai, Shillong, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur, Dehra Dun, Kolkata

For address refer annexure -3

Contact The 43rd Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition 2014

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Ministry of Communications & Department of Posts,Government of India