About The 45th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition 2016
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 and write a 1000 words letter on the theme given.
The Specifications of the letter needs to be:
Theme: “Write a letter to your 45 year old self”
Word Limit: Maximum 1000 words
Language: English or any language scheduled in Constitution on India.
The on the spot competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday 3rd January 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11a.m.
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Who can apply - The Eligibility Criteria
Up to 15 years.
Age: The participants of 45th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition needs to be upto the age of 15 years as on March 31, 2016.
Language: 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
45th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Rewards
Reward at the National Level
Rs. 5000 and a Certificate
Rs. 3000 and a Certificate
Rs. 2000 and a Certificate
Rs. 1000 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.
The top three entries will be awarded
Along with a Certificate and UPU official postage stamp from UPU.
Application Mode and Process
45th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Application 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
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, 2015, to the Chief Postmaster General of their States for evaluation, who will submit the three best entries to the Postal Directorate, New Delhi
45th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition 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.