Letter-writing contest launched in Ha Noi

Imagine that you are a wild animal and your home is under threat from the weather or environmental dangers. Write a letter to Man asking for help.
If you’re aged between 10 and 15 years, that’s what you must do to enter the 36th Universal Postal Union international letter-writing competition, which has just been launched in Ha Noi for the 132nd World Post Day, October 9.

In Viet Nam, entries must be sent in by February 15, 2007 to the Ministry of Posts and Telematics, Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union or the teen magazine Tien Phong.

There will be a first prize of VND5 million, three second prizes of VND3 million each, five third prizes of VND2 million each and 30 consolidation prizes of VND500,000 each.

The winner’s letter will be translated into English or French and entered in the final, international stage of the competition.

Since its first running in 1971, the Universal Postal Union’s letter-writing contest has attracted millions of youngsters all over the world.

Contestants have to go through their local postal administration because the UPU only accepts entries this way and refuses to take entries directly from schools or individuals.

By NH.L – Translated by Kim Khanh

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