Monday, July 6, 2020

Call for Essays: The Understanding Korea 2020 Contest, South Korea

We are pleased to announce the Understanding Korea 2020 Contest Call for Essays. Please note the following guidelines. The Center for International Affair at AKS is the home of the Understanding Korea Project, which seeks to correct inaccurate information on and improve contents about Korea in International textbooks.

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Essay Themes
International Images of Korea
- Images of Korea in international instructional materials (International textbooks, Internet sites, etc.)
- Proposals on how to improve the image of Korea
Improvements using Understanding Korea Materials
- Improvements using Understanding Korea materials and suggestions for developing new materials

  • Grand Prize
    Awarded by the Minister
    Prize worth 1.000,000 won
  • Excellence Prize
    Awarded by AKS President
    Prize worth 500,000 won
  • Participation Prize
    Awarded by the Center Director
    Prize worth 200,000 won
  • All applicants will receive a souvenir (First 100 applicants only)

Any person except Koreans living in the Korea

How to Apply:
Fill out the application form and submit by e-mail to
  • Language: Korean or English
  • Essay Length: About 3 pages in A4 format
  • Download the application form from information bulletins on the Academy of Korean Studies website or Center for International Affairs website and submit (only the official form will be accepted).
  • Submitted essays will not be returned, and CEFIA will obtain the copyright.
  • Applications can be submitted using either Theme 1, Theme 2, or both. 

31 July 2020


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