Chance for Students to Represent Malaysia in Letter-Writing Competition

by KT Leong

Pos Malaysia Berhad, the nation’s premier post and parcel service provider and exclusive licensee for Universal Postal Services (UPU), is inviting Malaysian students who are Malaysian citizens aged between 9 to 15 years old as of 31st December 2024 to participate in a national letter-writing competition.

Participants will stand a chance to win cash prizes and the honour of representing Malaysia in the 53rd UPU International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People 2024.

The competition aims to instill awareness among students regarding the pivotal role of postal services in society. Furthermore, it seeks to nurture skills in composition, encourage the ability to express thoughts clearly, and foster a genuine enjoyment of letter-writing while promoting international friendship.

This year’s theme, “At 150 years old, the UPU has served people around the world for more than eight generations. The world has changed enormously since then. Write a letter to future generations about the world you hope they inherit.” The letter must not exceed 800 words in English. All entries must be submitted in the form of a letter (written or typed) and may include accompanying illustrations.

The judging criteria for the competition includes assessing the structure as a letter, adherence to the theme, creativity, and the use of language.

Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize (1 winner): RM1,000 & digital certificate of appreciation.
  • 1st Runner Up (1 winner): RM300 & digital certificate of appreciation.
  • 2nd Runner Up (1 winner): RM200 & digital certificate of appreciation.
  • Consolation Prizes (2 winners): RM100 each & digital certificate of appreciation.

The Grand Prize winner will proudly represent Malaysia in the 53rd UPU International LetterWriting Competition for Young People (2024).

All entries must also be accompanied by a printed registration form and mailed to the address below by 1 April 2024:

53rd UPU International Letter Writing Competition for Young People (2024)
Locked Bag 00002,
GPO Kuala Lumpur,
50990 Kuala Lumpur.

For more information and submission details, please email (Mondays to Fridays – 8.30am to 5.00pm).

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your writing skills and represent Malaysia on the international stage!

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