The 17th World Korean Traditional Performing Art Competition

Monday, June 26th, 2017, 9:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM

Pine Plaza Banquet 7
(Broad Ave 4th Floor, Palisades Park, NJ 07650)

The Traditional Art Society of Korea (TASK) presents the 17th World Korean Traditional Music Competition to promote the traditional culture of Korea and to develop succession by supporting the Korean traditional musicians. This competition has been an important event to inspire pride in our culture, and to take part in establishing the identity of Koreans, especially for the younger generations.


Application Division

  • Korean Traditional Song (Pansori, Korean Folk Songs (Minyo), etc)
  • Korean Traditional Dance
  • Korean Traditional Instrumental Music (wind instruments, string instruments, percussion, pungmulnori, samulnori, etc)


  • Individuals and groups with the skills and passion for Korean traditional music and dance
  • * Applicants who received a Grand Prize (from the Prime Minister or from the Ministry of Culture) in the previous year can apply again, but cannot be awarded a Grand Prizes until after 3 years have passed


  • Applications are pre-screened by the TASK with accordance to selection criteria
  • Those who have passed the pre-screening via documents will receive an e-mail notification from TASK
  • On the day of the competition, the final recipients will be selected

Benefits of Award Winner

  • Grand Prize Award from the Prime Minister of Korea
  • Grand Prize Award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea
  • Opportunity to perform in the Traditional Art Society of Korea’s event


Competition schedule and required documents

  • Submission of Application: May 15th ~ June 20th, 2017
  • Announcement of Winner: June 26th, 2017
  • Documents and Materials: Registration form (With picture and ID (for Seniors only) attached application form required)


3 ways for submission:

  • Mail to Traditional Art Society of Korea office (TASK), 605 Broad Ave., #202, Ridgefield NJ 07657 (Check payable to Traditional Art Society of Korea (TASK))
  • Email to
  • Visit and submit to Traditional Art Society of Korea office (TASK), 605 Broad Ave., #202, Ridgefield NJ 07657 (Tel: 201-744-8740)



Participation Fee

  • Individual: $100 (per person)
  • Two people: $200
  • More than 3 people: $300
  • More than 5 people: $400


* Order of performances may be adjusted
** Documents submitted will not be returned


For more information, please call Traditional Art Society of Korea at 201-744-8740 or email

Miro Yoon