Donghwa Cultural Foundation 2011 International Essay Competition

Donghwa Cultural Foundation LogoThe 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

Sub­mis­sions must be sent elec­tron­i­cal­ly to 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.