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LETTER WRITING COMPETITION

The letter writing competition was launched in 1971 by the Universal Postal Union. Youngsters from all over the world take part in this letter writing competition. The competition is an excellent way of making young people aware of the important role postal services play in our societies, develops their skills in composition and the ability to express their thoughts clearly.

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for the period 2000-2015 are coming to a close and the world body is getting ready to adopt its post-2015 sustainable development agenda to further the tremendous progress already achieved in education, life expectancy, poverty reduction, and disease control.

The UPU competition gives youth worldwide an opportunity to express themselves on their hopes for the world we live in, and the possible solutions they see to the issues and challenges facing the planet. The winners will be announced in 2015, just before the UN Summit.

Pupils from the age of 9 to 15years from all primary and high schools are all invited to take part in the letter writing completion. Schools will send in their student’s letters. All letters will be attached with a E3, 90 stamp. This year’s letter writing competition will once again be run jointly with Macmillan Swaziland. The best10 letters will be sent to UPU to represent Swaziland.

2015 Theme: “Write a letter on what type of world you wish to grow up in."

Prizes:

Individuals:

The top 10 students will be awarded with the following prizes:

Schools:

The top 3 schools with most students will win the following prizes:

Rules

Participation

Submission of applications: All entries must be submitted through the post office.

All entries must include:: the composition (typed or handwritten) in either Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Presentation and content of entries

Organizational principles

The best entry is chosen in accordance with the general rules of the competition.

Jury's decision and announcement of results

The IB will designate a jury responsible for assessing the letters selected. This jury will choose the best three entries, the authors of which will each receive a medal, and may also select up to five other entries, whose authors will receive a special mention. The IB will inform the countries concerned of the results by letter.

Congratulations again to all our 2014 Competition Winners;

1 Bakitsi Ginindza Sifundzani High School
2 Eyami Hlanze Ka-Boyce High School
3 Hlalelwa Kunene St. Francis High School
4 Siphosethu Ndzimandze Sifundzani High School
5 Shani Abrahams Sifundzani High School
6 Stella Dlamini Ka-Boyce High School
7 Sinomenzi Tsabedze Thembelisha High School
8 Lindelwa Silolo Bhunya Usuthu School
9 Vuyo Magagula Stepping Stones School
10 Luyandza Dlamini Magobondvo High School

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