Submissions sought for Korean poetry reading contest
To commemorate the 576th anniversary of Hangul Day (Oct. 9, 2022), the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles and the King Sejong Institute Center, USA are holding an online Korean poetry recitation contest and is seeking original video submissions.
The contest promotes the beauty of Hangeul and the excellence of Korean poetry and literature, and raises interest in the Korean language and Korean literature. Anyone 18 or older who is a non-native Korean speaker is encouraged to participate.
To enter, contestants must prepare a video submission consisting of a brief self-introduction (up to 30 seconds) and a recitation of a poem at their Korean proficiency level. Choose from a list of 20 poems in Korean that can be viewed by visiting kccla.org/koreanlanguageprogram/contest. Applications and videos must be submitted via email by Sunday, Sept. 25. Prize winners will be announced on the KCCLA and KSIC USA websites on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The online award ceremony is tentatively planned on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m.
“With the strong interest in recent mainstream Korean cultural content such as K-pop, K-dramas, K-movie and more, we organized this event to spread Hallyu (the Korean Wave) by connecting Korean language and Korean literature” KCCLA director Sangwon Jung said. For information and rules, visit kccla.org/koreanlanguageprogram/contest.