Letter Writing Contest

To make the youth aware of the role of the postal service in society and to foster affection for writing letters despite the modern modes of communication, the Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) based in Berne, Switzerland is launching its 37th International Letter Writing Competition.

The competition’s there is “Write a letter to someone to tell them why the world needs tolerance.”

This year’s competition aims at creating a world in which all people shall live in harmony.

Filipino students and out-of-school youths not more than 15 years old are qualified to join the contest.

The letters must be recent and original, written in English and between 500 and 1,000 words long and can either be handwritten or typewritten.

Contestants must also include in a separate sheet of paper the number of words, complete name, address, gender, age and date of birth, 2×2 colored ID picture, name of school and address, grade level and contact numbers.

For more information, contact Alvin Fidelson or Rene Ranoa of the Philpost Media Affairs Office at telephone number 527-0074 or through the website www.philpost.gov.ph.

Deadline for submission of entries via postal mail is on April 10, 2008. (PR)

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