The stamp set “50th Anniversary of UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition (1971-2021)"
On the 50th anniversary of the UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition (ILWC), the Ministry of Information and Communications issues the stamp set "50th Anniversary of UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition (1971-2021)", including 01 stamp with the face value of 4,000 VND. The stamp set will be provided in the postal network from 9th October 2021 to 30th June 2023
The stamp set has the size of 37 x 37 (mm) designed with by Artist Pham Quang Dieu (Vietnam Post) with the main color of UPU's blue, the number 50 represents 50 years of the journey of the UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition which was stylized to suit with the UPU logo and the image of the globe with 5 colors representing 5 continents always actively participating in the competition. The stamp background is image of envelopes, excerpts of the letter's content with the hand writing letter.
UPU cooperated with UNESCO to organize the UPU’s International Letter-Writing Competition in 1971 and cooperated with other organizations of the UN (depending the annual theme) to launch for children around the world. The competition has now become a regular and familiar activity of pupils around the world.
Since the first time held in 1971, the competition has attracted enormous amount of pupils to participate and become a highly social, wholesome and practical activity and an effective means of civic education for children. Viet Nam has taken part in the competition for more than 30 years and achieved many high results: 02 first prizes, 02 second prizes, 06 third prizes and 05 consolation prizes.
Previously, the MIC issued a number of stamp sets marking the events of the UPU and the Asia Pacific Postal Union (APPU):
1. 120th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union
Code: 689; Issue date: August 1st, 1994; Number of stamps: 02 stamps + 01 block.
2. “50th Anniversary of the Asia Pacific Postal Union (APPU) (01/4/1962 - 01/4/2012)”