Hongkong Post and Education Bureau hold youth letter-writing competition

2016.12.15

Hongkong Post today (December 15) announced that Hongkong Post and the Education Bureau are together holding a letter-writing competition for young people in Hong Kong in support of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) 46th International Letter-Writing Competition. The theme of the competition is "Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary-General; which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?"

Established in 1874, the UPU is a specialised agency of the United Nations which provides an important co-operation platform for postal administrations worldwide. Hong Kong participates in the UPU as part of the Chinese delegation. The UPU has held the International Letter-Writing Competition annually since 1971. The objective of the competition is to encourage young people to express themselves and share their thoughts with others through letter writing. In response to the UPU's 46th International Letter-Writing Competition, Hongkong Post and the Education Bureau are holding the Hong Kong contest. One selected entry will compete in the national contest organised by China Post and will stand a chance of representing China to compete against the entries submitted by other UPU members for international awards.

Hong Kong secondary school students up to the age of 15 are eligible to participate in the Hong Kong contest. Entries must be written in Chinese and the word limit for each letter is 1 000. The closing date for entries is February 10, 2017.

Entry forms and details of the contest are now available for download from Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk. For enquiries, please email upuletterwriting@hkpo.gov.hk.

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