Dear Literacy co-ordinator
Last call for entries!! The finishing is in sight in Royal Mail’s annual letter writing competition so children should get their skates on to submit entries before the closing date of 25 November 2011.
This year Royal Mail's letter writing competition for children aged 7-11 asks your pupils to write about "What the Olympics mean to me".
We are looking for original and imaginative letters about the Olympics, or children can write a letter to their favourite Olympic sportsperson - past, present or future, real or imaginary, or they can write about something or someone more personal to them.
The competition is split into ten regional heats, so there are lots of prizes to be won.
Regional winners will each receive £100 in vouchers and a selection of Royal Mail stamps, stationery and pin badges to share with their class.
The three runners-up prizes are £50 in vouchers, a set of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps
Letters that judges rate as Highly Commended or Special Achievement will receive a £25 voucher and a set of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stampsOn the website is a Letter Writing certificate you can print off for each child who takes part.
We accept letters in all formats from children aged 7-11. There is a Special Achievement prize for children you tell us about who have overcome particular difficulties to enter.
Language and format
Entries should follow the basic letter format and can be submitted typed; entries are accepted in Welsh and Irish and will be translated for judging.
Don’t miss out!
The closing date is 25 November. Winners will be announced in Spring Term 2012
for full details, rules and to download an entry form.
Entering is simple
Just choose the three best entries from each class that takes part and send your entries with an entry form downloaded from the website to the FREEPOST address below