The 3rd Annual Korean Language Writing and Speaking Contest for Non-Koreans

Application Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2013
Official Contest: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5PM

Korean Cultural Service NY


In commemoration of the 567th anniversary of King Sejong's creation of the Korean language and Korean National Hangul Day (October 9th), we are hosting a Korean Language Writing and Speaking Contest on Friday, October 11, 2013 to widely spread the excellence and pride of Korean language and culture to non-Koreans who are studying Hangul. The 3rd Annual Korean Language Writing and Speaking Contest will be open for participation for adults and high school students residing in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. This edition of the competition will be divided into adult writing and high school writing, as well as a new speaking competition section with one grand prize winner, one gold medalist, one silver medalist, and one bronze medalist in each of the sections. Each participant may only compete in ONE of the three competition sections. They will be awarded a certificate and either prize money or a scholarship. Dinner will be provided on the competition day for all contestants. 

Application forms must be submitted via email to leeklc@hotmail.com or via fax to 212-563-6707, and YouTube links for the Speaking Contest participants must be emailed to edu@koreanculture.org. 
 

  1. Hosted by: Korean Cultural Service NY and The Korean Culture Research, Inc.
     
  2. Sponsored by: National Institute of Korean Language, King Sejong Institute, Institute of International Education at Kyung Hee University
     
  3. Time and Date of the Official Contest: 5:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2013
     
  4. Location: Korean Cultural Service New York
    460 Park Ave., 6th Fl.
    New York, NY 10022
     
  5. Contacts: 212-563-5763, 212-759-9550
     
  6. Goal: To celebrate the 567th anniversary of King Sejong’s creation of the Korean language and to further spread the excellence of Korea’s proud culture and language to non-Koreans who are studying Hangul.
     
  7. Participant Requirements
    Non-Korean: adults, graduate school students, undergraduates, and high school students may all participate.
     
  8. Prompts
    Prompts for the essay will be announced at the competition on October 11th and the prompts for the speaking portion are 1) My Korean Friend or 2) My Favorite K-pop Song/Artist 3) Why I Love Korea and they will also be available on the Korean Cultural Service website(www.koreanculture.org) and Facebook page(www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalServiceNY). Those participating in the speaking portion will then upload a video of their speech on Youtube. 
     
  9. Application
    For those participating in the Writing Contest only: send a completed Application Form via email to leeklc@hotmail.com, via fax to 212-563-6707, or via regular mail to the address of the contest location. 
    Please do not apply to more than ONE competition section according to your level: Writing (Adult), Writing (High School), or Speaking (All levels). 
     
  10. Application Deadline: September 27th, 2013
    Writing Contest participants must submit their Application forms by this date; Speaking Contest participants must submit the Youtube link to their speeches to edu@koreanculture.org by this date. 
     
  11. Awards
    Adult (Writing) - Certificate of Achievement and Award Money
    1 Grand Prize, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
    High School (Writing) - Certificate of Achievement and Scholarship
    1 Grand Prize, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
    All levels (Speaking) - Certificate of Achievement and Scholarship
    1 Grand Prize, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
     
  12. The grand prize winner of the Adult Writing segment will receive a certificate of achievement issued by the director of the National Institute of Korean Language and books published by the Institute. Furthermore, to the grand prize winner of the High School Writing segment, the director of the Institute of International Education at Kyung Hee University will issue a certificate of achievement as well as a scholarship for a 3-week summer intensive Korean language program in Korea. The winners of the Speaking Contest will also receive certificates of achievement in addition to other prizes provided by the King Sejong Institute.
Miro Yoon