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Vietnam’s 49th UPU International Letter Writing Contest Launched

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The 49th UPU (Universal Post Union) International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People 2020 was officially launched in Vietnam yesterday. This year’s contest, themed “Write a message to an adult about the world we live in” is open to letter writers aged 15 and under.

Well known poet Tran Dang Khoa speaks in the launching ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

Well known poet Tran Dang Khoa speaks in the launching ceremony. (Photo: Sggp)

Entries of no more than 800 words can be sent to the Tien Phong Newspaper at 5 Hoa Ma Street in Ha Noi.
Speaking at the launching ceremony at Thanh Cong Secondary School in Hanoi, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan said that the contest aims at raising young people’s awareness of the important role postal services in our societies, and social issues and their thoughts about these problems. It additionally helps foster an appreciation for the art of letter-writing.
The contest in Viet Nam is organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee, Vietnam Writers' Association, Vietnam Post Corporation and the Tien Phong Newspaper.
Created by the 1969 Tokyo Congress, the annual competition was launched for the first time in 1971. Viet Nam first joined the contest in 1987 and attracted millions of entries from youngsters nationwide. Each year, the UPU International Bureau announces a theme. Participating countries then organize the competition at the national level with support from its Post and often with the support of education authorities. All entries must be submitted through the national Post. Each country chooses a national winner and submits this entry to the international round, held by the UPU.
Vietnam’s 49th UPU International Letter Writing Contest Launched ảnh 1 At the launching ceremony at Thanh Cong Secondary School in Hanoi
Vietnam’s 49th UPU International Letter Writing Contest Launched ảnh 2 Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan speaks at the launching ceremony.

By TRAN BINH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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