The Department of Posts is conducting the 42nd Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition 2013 on January 6 at CSI Boys Higher Secondary School, Ismail Street, near Veterinary Hospital here from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A release from the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices – Coimbatore Division said that children up to the age of 15 years as on March 31 (born on or after April 1, 1998) can participate.

Top three entries would be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively along with a certificate and an album of UPU official postage stamps from UPU.

The best entry at the national level shall qualify as the official Indian entry for the international level competition.

Topic for the year is “Write a letter about why water is precious”.

For details, students and institutions could contact 2558512, 2305200 or 2305300.