Bermuda Post Office To Host Essay Competition

November 27, 2013

Post Master General Major Allan Wayne Smith announced that several Primary and Middle School Principals have partnered with the Bermuda Post Office to launch the BPO Essay Competition, inviting the island’s school students to participate in a creative writing competition on how to make the Post Office more relevant to young people.

The competition is part of the BPO’s Schools Awareness Programme which is designed to engage students in a holistic discussion about the role and history of the Bermuda Post Office, build greater awareness among students of how the mail system works and help students to improve their communication skills by encouraging them to write more and send letters and cards to friends and family.

The competition is open to all schools both Government and Private – Primary, Middle and High Schools and several primary schools have already agreed to participate in the competition.

“We are delighted that School Principals both Government and Private have agreed to support our Schools Awareness Program, the centerpiece of which is the essay competition. We know that students will greatly benefit from improving their writing skills, a key component in developing effective communication skills. We also intend to encourage young people to use the Post Office to send cards and letters to family members, friends, pen pals and loved ones on birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all other special occasions.” Major Smith said.

“We are also pleased to recognize the generous sponsorship support from The Royal Gazette, Bermuda Broadcasting Company, CellOne Bermuda, Digicel Bermuda and The Complete Office who have offered to provide the prizes for the Essay Competition.”

The deadline for students to submit their entries will be prior to the start of the Easter Mid Term break 2014 and the winners of the competition will be announced in April 2014. For more information about the BPO Essay Competition please email

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  1. Family Man says:

    That’s sad when you’re looking for advice and support from Primary school children.

  2. Photographer says:

    “..a creative writing competition on how to make the Post Office more relevant to young people.”

    Make the most office more relevant? It’s not really relevant at all. Close all but three immediately and phase all but the Hamilton one out completely.


  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Looks like somebody is trying to find ways to save his job.

  4. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Why don’t you just shove a pen and paper in a 1 year old’s hand and tell them to scribble a note and post it to Santa while you’re at it. The POST OFFICE is a dinosaur. Technology (email,instagram,Facebook etc.) killed the beast!!

  5. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    years ago the Post Office Staff were always nice and polite and super helpful.