The topic of the 51st International Letter Writing Contest is related to “hot” issues at COP 26 so that young people have the opportunity to speak their minds about the global climate crisis.
The awarding ceremony of the 50th UPU International Letter Writing Contest (in 2021) and the launching ceremony of the 51st UPU International Letter Writing Contest (2022) took place this morning, November 25, 2021, according to both direct and online form (with 7 bridge points including: Hanoi, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Vinh Phuc, and via Vietnam Post’s fanpage). This is the 34th time the contest is held in Vietnam.
|Ms. Do Thi Thanh Binh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Young Pioneers and Children’s Newspaper, and Ms. Tran Thanh Ha, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation – Ministry of Information and Communications presented prizes to students at the Hanoi Bridge.|
The event is organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Vietnam Writers’ Association, and the Vietnam Post Corporation. and the Young Pioneers and Children Newspaper organized.
Speaking at the opening of the event, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan, Head of the Organizing Committee, said that over the past time, the UPU International Letter Writing Contest has always received attention, support and participation in the competition. positive response of schools and students across the country.
“Vietnamese students have been and are actively participating with children around the world in international competitions, bringing the message of Vietnamese children to global issues to the world, and have been recognized through many awards. international awards. These are very proud achievements, demonstrating the bravery, intelligence and international humanity of Vietnamese students, helping Vietnam become one of the few countries with the highest achievements in the world. this contest. The enthusiastic response and participation of a large number of teenagers and students across the country every year has been highly appreciated by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), “Deputy Minister Pham Anh Tuan excitedly expressed.
|Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan, Head of the Organizing Committee of the Contest gave the opening speech.|
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communications commended the achievements of Vietnamese students in the last exam season with the theme “You should write a letter to a family member to share your experience about the pandemic. Covid-19”. A letter from Dao Anh Thu, a student of class 8A2 (school year 2019 – 2020), Nguyen Huy Tuong Junior High School, Dong Anh District, City. Hanoi has won the National First Prize and the International Third Prize. This is the honor and pride of Vietnamese students in general.
According to the Head of the Competition Organizing Committee in Vietnam, UPU has kicked off a new exam season – the 51st UPU International Letter Writing Contest (in 2022) with the theme “Let’s write a letter to an influential person. to show why and how they need to act on the climate crisis.”
“The theme of this year’s contest is related to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) that has just been held in Glasgow (United Kingdom). The conference has the participation of many heads of state, leaders of many countries to discuss, give political determination, solutions to solve climate change and related issues. The selection of the topic of the 51st International Letter Writing Contest is associated with “hot” issues at COP26 to create opportunities for young people to voice their thoughts and desires in the face of the global problem of crisis. climate crisis, expect practical actions for leaders in tackling the climate crisis,” said Deputy Minister Pham Anh Tuan.
|Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan presents the bronze medal, certificate and third prize of UPU’s international prize to Dao Anh Thu.|
Also at the event, Ms. Tran Thanh Ha, Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation (Ministry of Information and Communications), Deputy Head of the Competition Organizing Committee announced the rules of the new competition season. Accordingly, the subjects of the contest are Vietnamese students from 9 to 15 years old. Entries must be no more than 800 words long, handwritten on one side of the paper. Entries must be placed in a stamped envelope, usually sent by post.
The contest period is from December 2, 2021 to March 2, 2022 (according to postmarks). Place to receive the exam: Tien Phong and Nhi Nhi newspaper, No. 5 Hoa Ma, Pham Dinh Ho ward, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi city – 11611.
It is known that each year, the Universal Postal Union usually chooses a very prominent issue, global issues and full of humanity to present the theme of the contest. Therefore, when participating in the contest, the students not only practice writing skills but also express their understanding and feelings on issues of contemporary stature.
The topic of environment and climate change has been presented by the World Postal Union in different forms in previous years. It can be seen that this is a “hot” issue in this millennium.
Within the framework of the event this morning, the Organizing Committee presented prizes at 7 bridge points to individuals and groups with excellent achievements last season.
According to information from the Organizing Committee of the 50th UPU International Letter Writing Contest in Vietnam, after 5 rounds of judging, the National Jury has selected 110 entries to the final round. The final result has 1 First prize, 3 Second prizes, 5 Third prizes, 30 Consolation prizes, 65 Promising Writers prizes.
The children who won the first and second prizes were awarded the Creative Youth Badge by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.
Letter to a girl born by her mother while being treated for Covid-19 won the first prize in UPU Letter Writing 2021
A letter from an 8th grader who won the National First Prize of the 50th UPU International Letter Writing Contest (2021) in Vietnam. This is a letter to a baby girl who was born while her mother was being treated for Covid at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases.