The Donghwa Cultural Foundation has announced guidelines for its 2011 Donghwa: East Meets West International Essay Competition. The contest is open to all high school and college/university students whose nationality is not Korean and to those who have permanent residency outside of Korea.
Competition topics include interest in Korean and Asian traditional and popular culture; the effect of Eastern culture on Western culture; and cultural identity. Essays in the high school division must be 800 to 1,000 words and in the college division, 1,200 to 1,500 words. For full competition particulars and entry forms, see www.donghwaculture.org.
Submissions must be sent electronically to email@example.com by June 25, 2011 (5 p.m. Eastern Time), for entrants in the United States or by July 9, 2011 (5 p.m. Eastern Time), for applicants outside of the United States. An application fee of $15 is required.
The top prize is a roundtrip air ticket to Korea and accommodations in Seoul. Several scholarship prizes will also be awarded.
Donghwa Cultural Foundation, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization that promotes Eastern philosophies, cultures, and arts through various educational programs. For further information about the organization, contact the foundation at 49 Honeck Street, Englewood, NJ 07631; telephone (201) 871‑3033.