Hanoi launches 51st UPU letter-writing contest hinh anh 1At the award ceremony of the 50th edition of the letter-writing contest in Vietnam (Photo: vnpost.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The 51st edition of the International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People was launched in Hanoi on December 21.

The contest, organised by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), tasks students to “Write a letter to someone influential explaining why and how they should take action on the climate crisis”.

It is open to all Vietnamese children under 15. Each contestant is required to submit a handwritten letter of less than 800 words before March 2, 2022.
The contestants can write their letters in any language but foreign-language letters must be accompanied by their translations into Vietnamese, which is the language used for judgement.
The organisers will award one first prize worth 5 million VND (218 USD). Second-prize winners will receive 3 million VND each, and those who clinch the third prize 2 million VND each. Several other prizes will be presented.
The prize winning Vietnamese letter and its English or French translation will be sent to the international UPU writing contest.
Official information can be found on Facebook page of the letter-writing contest in Vietnam, and websites of the Ministry of Information and Communications (www.mic.gov.vn) and Vietnam Post (www.vnpost.vn)./.