Vietnam marks 30-year participation in UPU letter writing contest hinh anh 1Deputy Minister of Information and Communications presents first prize of the 46th UPU national contest to Nguyen Do Huyen Vi, an 8th grader from Da Nang (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s Departments of Information and Communications, and Education and Training, and the Hanoi Post held an event in the city on May 22 to mark Vietnam’s 30-years of participation in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) letter writing contest.

The annual international letter writing competition for young people has been run at the national and international levels since 1971, with millions of under-15 children from all over the world taking part in.

The contest aims to develop children’s writing skills and creativity and tighten bonds among nations.

Through the themes of the contest, participants discuss important social issues.

Vietnam first launched the nation-level contest in 1987. It has been held annually from October in the previous year to February of the following year.

Over the past 30 years, the country has won two first, two second, three third and five consolation prizes at the international level.-VNA