PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost UPU International letter writing contest extended!March 15, 2016 Posted By: Corp.Comm
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has extended until March 31, 2016 the submission of entries of student’s age’s 15-years old and below to the 45th International Letter Writing Competition for Young People to select the country’s official entry to the international competition organized by the Universal Postal Union.
The nationwide letter writing contest will focus on the theme” “Write a letter to your 45 year old self”.
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. The composition 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, Gender of Candidate, Age and /or Date of Birth, Colored 2×2 Photo, Name and Address of School/Grade or Year Level and 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 structure as a letter -20%; adherence to the theme- 30%; creativity -30%; and 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 31, 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.
The top winner in the international competition 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.
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 at: www.phlpost.gov.ph, Facebook account @PHLpost, Twitter account @Ppostofficial and Instagram account @phlpostofficial.