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The 46th UPU Letter Writing Competition 2016 -17

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December 21, 2016

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About Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition

About UPU - Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organisation worldwide and it has 192 member countries. The Department of Posts conducts The 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 subject given.

UPU competition

  • The Specifications of the letter needs to be:
    • Subject: "Imagine you are an advisor to the UN Secretary-General which world would you help him tackle first and would you advise him to solve it"
    • Word Limit: Maximum 1000 words
    • Language: English or any language scheduled in Constitution of India. 
  • The on the spot competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017, 10.00 AM. to 11.00 AM.

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Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India 
Class/ Age Up to 15 years.
  • Age: The participants of 46th UPU Letter Writing Competition needs to be up to the age of 15 years as on March 31, 2017.
  • 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, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu

Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Reward

The reward to the National and International Level will be distributed as according to the reward criteria given below. The winner of the national level will get Rs 5,000 and a certificate and the winner of International Level will get a Gold medal.

46th UPU Reward at the National Level

Prizes Reward
First Prize Rs. 5,000 and a Certificate
Second Prize Rs. 3,000  and a Certificate
Third Prize Rs. 2,000  and a Certificate
Consolation Prize Rs. 1,000 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.

46th UPU Reward at the 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.

Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Application form and Process

The application for the 46th UPU Letter Writing Competition 2016 -17 has been started. The candidates are provided with the information on filling and submitting the application form.

46th UPU Letter Writing Competition 2016-17 - Apply here

The participants applying for the 46th UPU Letter Writing Competition need to follow the instructions given below.

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

The candidates have to provide following details on the first page of the entry that would be submitted. The candidates are advised to fill the details mentioned below carefully

  • Candidate's Name: Enter the Full name in capital letters
  • Passport size photograph: A passport size photo of the candidate has to be pasted on the first page of the entry.
  • 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. 

Submission of 46th UPU Letter Writing Competition Application

Participants are advised to check the details of the application form before the final submission because once the application has been processed then the candidates will not be able to do any changes.

Participating Schools are directed to forward the entries on or before December 21, 2016,to the Chief Postmaster General of their States for evaluation, who will submit the three best entries to the Postal Directorate, New Delhi

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.

Universal Postal Union Letter Writing Competition Address

For further details contact
the Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General / Director Postal Services of your circle / Region.

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