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On the Occasion of the World Post Day Children are Invited to Write Letters

Oct 31, 2013

Today, on the World Post Day, Lithuania Post is announcing the theme of the traditional international letter-writing competition. This year the organizers of the competition are inviting all children of the world to write letters describing how music can touch lives.

“The interest in the competition is growing every year. We are very glad that the international jury has noticed the work of Gabija Petraukskaitė from Šventoji Main School and awarded her with a bronze medal. This is the highest award given to a representative from Lithuania since the launch of this competition. We hope that this achievement of Gabija will encourage other pupils to participate in the competition,” Lithuania Post’s Head of Marketing and Communication Department Rasa Kruopaitė-Lalienė said.

The letter writing competition undergoes two stages. The first stage at a national level is organized in Lithuanian schools. Out of all entries submitted, a special commission selects the best 6 essays and gives 4 incentive prizes.

The letter of the first place winner is translated into the French language and submitted for the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union for assessment in the second stage.

Last year 1.5 million pupils from 60 countries took part in this competition to share their views on why water is a precious resource. Last year more than 100 schools took part in the competition and submitted 120 works.

More detailed information will be available at www.lmnsc.lt and www.olimpiados.lt.

The international letter writing competition was launched in 1971. It is organized by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union in cooperation with UNESCO. In Lithuania, the competition is organized by AB Lietuvos paštas together with Lithuanian Non-Formal Education Centre. The competition is supported by the Ministries of Communications and Transport and Science and Education.