PHLPost launches Int'l letter writing contest
This is a press release from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) invites students 15-years old and below to join the 45th Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Competition for Young People.
To select the country’s official entry to the international competition, PHLPost has organized a nationwide letter writing contest inviting young people to focus on the theme "Write a letter to your 45 year old self."
Children around the world are encouraged to take a flight - into their imagination, while writing a letter to themselves in the future. The competition also coincides with the 45th edition of the international contest.
The national winner will be sent by PHLPost as the Philippines’ official entry in the worldwide letter writing contest organized by the UPU International Bureau. The top winner will receive a gold medal and a certificate, as well as other prizes to commemorate their win. The gold medalist will also be offered a trip to the UPU headquarters in Berne, Switzerland.
Entries for the national competition must be recent and original letters written in English according to the theme of the competition. It must not exceed the limit of 1000 words in length, must contain the elements of a letter, place and date, addressee’s address, opening and closing salutation and signature.
On a separate sheet of paper, the participant must indicate the following information:
- Number of words of the letter
- Complete name and address
- Date of Birth
- Colored 2×2 Photo
- Name and Address of School
- Grade or Year Level
- Contact Numbers (Telephone/Cellphone Number)
The first prize winner will receive P20,000.00 cash; second prize- P15,000.00 and third prize- P10,000.00. All winners will also be awarded medals, plaques and albums of Philippine stamps. The top three winning school will also received cash prizes and a plaque from PHLPost.
The criteria for judging are the following:
- Structure as a letter – 20%
- Adherence to the theme – 30%
- Creativity – 30%
- Use of language – 20%
All entries must be mailed at any post offices nationwide by Domestic Express (DEMS) or Registered Mail only, not later than March 11, 2016 to: UPU 45TH International Letter Writing Competition for Young People (2016), Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Philippine Postal Corporation, 3/F, Central Post Office Building 1000 Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila. – Rappler.com/Press Release
For more information, please call Ms. Arlene Tiquia Labao, Project Officer of the Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division at tel. no. 527-01-08 or 527-01-32. Please visit PHLPost website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.