Dao Thuy Thuy Duong, a 6th grade student of Tay Son High School in the central coastal province of Da Nang won an encouragement prize at the 42nd Universal Post Union (UPU) International Letter-Writing Competition.
Earlier Duong had won first prize in the letter-writing competition in Vietnam to qualify for the international contest.
The 42nd UPU International Letter-Writing Competition, themed ‘Decade for Action-Water for Life 2005-2015’ asked writers to explain why water is a precious resource. About 1.5 million young people from 60 countries participated in this year’s contest.
Fifteen-year-old Daniel Korcak from Ostrava, Czech Republic, won the first prize at the contest with his letter to the Central European River, the Oder.
Since 1971, millions of young people all over the world have participated in the competition at national and international levels. The competition aims to make young people aware of the role postal services play in our societies, develop their skills in composition and the ability to express their thoughts clearly, while fostering love of letter writing (UPU).