Deadline: 30 March 2013
Emirates Post has invited entries from UAE schoolchildren for the 42nd UPU International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People on the topic 'Why Water is a Precious Resource'. The competition is organized by Emirates Post in association with the Ministry of Education as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world's posts.
The best entry at the UAE level will be entered for the global competition conducted by the UPU.
The competition is open to UAE schoolchildren aged between 10 and 15 years.
All entries should be routed through respective schools. The letter should be typed on computer, and contain between 500 and 1000 words and should be unpublished. Entries can be submitted in Arabic or English.
Three copies of each letter should be submitted to Emirates Post Philately Department, before March 30, 2013. More details about the application procedures can be obtained from Emirates Philately by visiting the website emiratespost.ae.
UAE Winners and supervising teachers will be felicitated by Emirates Post at the annual World Post Day function in Dubai on October 9, 2013.
Launched in 1971, the UPU International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People's raises awareness about the crucial role that postal services play in societies, foster composition skills and letter-writing enjoyment among the world's youth.
Each year the UPU chooses a theme and the competition is then organized in member countries by their national Posts. To mark the United Nations' International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015, the 2013 competition has chosen the theme 'Why water is a precious resource.'
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