Title Call for Essays: The Understanding Korea Contest 2023
Date 2023-06-01 Views 4116
Event Period 2023-06-01 ~ 2023-07-31 Reception Period 2023-06-01 ~ 2023-07-31
Participation Method Online

We are pleased to announce the Call for Essays for the Understanding Korea Contest 2023. Please review the guidelines outlined below and ensure to adhere them when submitting your essay. Hosted by the Center for International Affair at AKS, the Understanding Korea Project aims to rectify misconceptions and enhance the quality of content about Korea in international textbooks.



1. Essay Topics

Topics Detail
International Images of Korea

 - Images of Korea as presented in international instruction materials

   (International textbooks, Internet sites, etc.)

 - Proposals on how to improve the image of Korea

Notable Applications of using

Understanding Korea Materials

 - Notable Applications of using Understanding Korea materials and

   proposals for new materials

  ※ Understanding Korea materials published by AKS are available on the site below.

       (https://www.aks.ac.kr/ikorea/english/Understanding Korea materials)

2. Eligibility : Foreigners, Koreans living abroad


3. Submission : Submit via the official website of the Academy of Korean Studies

  - Language: Korean or English

  - Essay Length: Approximately 3 pages in A4 format

  ※ Download the application form from information bulletins on the Center's website and submit.

      (Only the official form will be accepted.)

  ※ Applications can be submitted using either Topic 1, Topic 2, or both.


4. Prizes

Title Number of winners Awards
Grand Prize 2 Award certificate presented by the Ministers of MOFA and MOE,
Merchandise valued at 600,000 KRW
Excellence Prize 4 Award certificate presented by the President of AKS,
Merchandise valued at 400,000 KRW
Encouragement Prize 6 Award certificate presented by the Director of the Center of International Affairs, AKS
Merchandise valued at 200,000 KRW

  ※ The awardee is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.


5. Application Period : June 1 - July 31, 2023, 18:00

  ※ Applications submitted after the deadline (Korea Standard Time) will not be considered for evaluation.


6. Announcement of winners : September 25, 2023

  ※ The result of the contest will be posted on the Center's website and all winners will be notified individually.


7. Contact : The Center for International Affairs of the Academy of Korean Studies

  - Email: highspirit@aks.ac.kr

  ※ For any inquiries regarding the contest, please direct your questions exclusively via email.