45th UPU letter writing contest launched hinh anh 1The organising board presents the prize of the 44th competition to Truong Hai Nam (Photo:VNA)


The Ministry of Information and Communications launched the 45th Universal Postal Union (UPU) national letter writing contest at the Tran Dang Ninh secondary school in Nam Dinh city, the same name province.

Themed “Write a letter to your 45 year-old self”, the contest is open for Vietnamese students from 10 to 15 years old.

The handwritten entries must not already be published in any newspapers or books and they should be under 1,000 words.

Participants could submit their writings to the organising board until February 10 next year.

The original version and English or French translation of the best letter at the national level will be submitted to the global contest.

Additionally, the organising board will award promising prize for the first time to the entries selected to the final round.

On the occasion, the organising board presented the prize of the 44th competition to Truong Hai Nam, an eighth grader at the Nguyen Huu Loc secondary school in Thanh Hoa province. Nam won the consolation prize at the international round.-VNA