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Win the An Post Handwriting Competition!

Post All Competition Entries Now!
Have you posted your entries yet? 

To be in with a chance to win, post entries straight away to: Anpostschoolbag.ie, Freepost, PO BOX 11201, Dublin 1.

We are looking forward to receiving all entries so we can begin judging soon.

Thank you to everyone who has already entered and Happy Easter to you all.

An Post and the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) have teamed up to bring you a new competition that celebrates handwriting.

The school competition with a difference.

Welcome to our exciting new handwriting competition for 2015. An Post and INTO challenge you to take part and to test your handwriting skills.
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To be in with a chance to win great prizes be sure to enter before the closing date - Friday, March 27, 2015

Pupils from the same class may complete the competition in English, Irish or any other latin based language taught in the school (see entry guidelines below for more details).

  An Post Handwriting Competition

Handwriting theme

The theme for this year's challenge is: A day in the life of a postperson.

How to enter

1. Learn about your topic
Below are two lesson plans, both of which focus on 'a day in the life of a postperson'. Use these lesson plans to help you write your competition entry.

Lesson Plan A - Storyboard activity 'a day in the life of a postperson'
Lesson Plan B - Role Play activity 'a day in the life of a postperson'

2. Watch a video and find out more
Watch the video clip The Journey of Aisling's Letter.  

3. Entry Guidlines
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you start writing your entry, make sure to read the entry guidelines which explain:

  • How handwriting will be judged
  • The word count for each category 

Entry guidelines for category 1, 2 and 3 (PDF)
Entry guidelines for special category (PDF)

4. Get writing!
Download the entry template for your category:

Teachers, please print/ photocopy one entry (in black and white) for each student in the class.
**Complete the entry template in your best handwriting**

5. Return class entries
Use the freepost return envelope to post all your class entries to us at:
Anpostschoolbag.ie
Freepost
PO BOX 11201
Dublin 1

 

Prizes

By taking part you, your teacher, your principal and your school can win great prizes. 

  • By entering, teachers will go into a draw for a luxury weekend away for two to the value of €300.
  • Winners are chosen based on class participation.

Overall winners

One primary school in each category will win:

  • €750 for the school
  • €100 One4all gift card for the winning pupil's entry
  • €100 One4all gift card for the winning pupil's teacher
  • €100 One4all gift card for the winning pupil's principal
  • Winning student wins a VIP trip to the GPO

More great prizes:

  • Category 1 & 2 and Special Needs winning classes receive a postperson visit with goodies for pupils
  • Category 3 winning class receive a special postal delivery of goodies to their classroom

Runner up prizes

Runner up schools will win:

  • €300 cash prize for the school
  • €50 One4all gift card for the runner up pupil
  • €50 One4all gift card for their teacher
  • €50 One4all gift card for their school principal 

More great prizes:

  • Category 1 & 2 runner up classes receive a postperson visit with goodies for pupils
  • Category 3 runner up class receive a special postal delivery of goodies to their classroom

Closing date

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 27, 2015 so get posting.

Categories

  • Category one: Junior infants, senior infants, first class. Two prizes will be awarded in Category 1 - one between junior and senior infants and one for first class. 
  • Category two: Second class, third class, fourth class
  • Category three: Fifth class, sixth class
  • Special category: Special needs class entries
  • Special category: Special needs class entries (extra line spacing)

We hope you enjoy the website and look forward to receiving your An Post Handwriting Competition entries soon.

Contact us

anpostschoolbag.ie
PO Box 11201
Freepost
Dublin 1

Telephone: 01 522 4837
Email: comp@anpostschoolbag.ie 
 

 

The Journey of Aisling's Letter

Watch this video 'The Journey of Aisling's Letter' to help you find out more about our postpeople.




(.flv, 14MB) Download the Journey of Aisling's letter