UPU to hold 50th International Letter-Writing Competition for young people

The UPU has launched the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) international letter-writing competition for young people. This year, the competition is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The competition, launched in 1971, aims to promote literacy among the world’s children through the art of letter writing.

In 2021 the theme is, “Write a letter to a family member about your experience of Covid-19.” Letters must be handwritten, no more than 1,000 words, and presented to the national organiser of the competition. The closing date for entries is 5 May 2021.

For the past 50 years, the UPU has worked with national posts to encourage young writers aged 9-15 to enter the annual competition. Participants are encouraged to express their creativity and refine their language skills in the form of a letter, which is written in line with the ILWC’s annual theme. On average more than 1.2 million young people take part globally each year.

The UPU will award the winner with a gold medal, and second and third will receive silver and bronze medals, respectively. There will also be special mentions for noteworthy letters.

Below is the link of the competition:


2 Responses

  1. Anika Tahsin

    Hi! I’m Anika Tahsin from Bangladesh. I’m willing to take part at this competition. But I confused that how can I register at this competition? Please help me about it.