Letter to Shakespeare-Letter Writing Competition
Wednesday 24 February 2016 to Thursday 24 March 2016
British Council, 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka-1000

A Letter Writing Competition

Shakespeare Lives is a global programme of events and activities commemorating the world's most popular playwright's work. This year, we are celebrating the enduring influence of a man whose legacy is undoubtedly unmatched. The British Council Bangladesh is inviting you to join us in celebrating the life of William Shakespeare. 

When was the last time you put a stamp on something other than a bill? While everyone loves to receive a handwritten card, very few actually take the time to write one. Nowadays, we are losing the art of writing letters. To revive the lost art we are going to initiate a creative competition named ‘Letter to Shakespeare’ where the letters will be written to the greatest writer in English Language, William Shakespeare.

This competition will provide you an exciting opportunity to express your feelings towards Shakespeare's works and legacy in an innovative way. You can write a letter to us to participate in this competition. Attractive prizes are waiting for the best writers who will be selected by 23 April 2016.  

All you have to do is to read or watch a piece written by Shakespeare, either a play or a poem, and express your feelings through the letter (in English) within one side of an A4 paper. You can also use a letter writing pad of your choice.

Deadline for submission

24 March 2016


  • Group A: under 10 years
  • Group B: 11 – 14 years
  • Group C: 15 - 17 years
  • Group D: 18 years and above

Assessment criteria

Content of the letter – 50%

Hand writing – 25%

Overall presentation of the letter – 25%

Please mention your name, group, age and date of birth, email address, contact address and cell phone number at the back of the letter.

Please post the letter to :

Shakespeare Lives

British Council Library

5 Fuller Road

Dhaka 1000