Annual Story Telling and Essay Contest Coming Up

image: cartoon SejongThe Four­teenth Annu­al Kore­an Sto­ry Telling and Essay Con­test will be held Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 5, 2013, under the spon­sor­ship of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, the Korea Times (Hanguk ilbo), and Honolulu’s Radio Seoul. The con­test is open to learn­ers of Kore­an as a for­eign lan­guage from begin­ning to advanced lev­els. It will take place at the Cen­ter begin­ning at 9:30 a.m.

The con­test is held annu­al­ly in con­junc­tion with the obser­vance of Hangul Day, a day des­ig­nat­ed to com­mem­o­rate the inven­tion and procla­ma­tion of hangul, the Kore­an alpha­bet, by King Sejong.

The sto­ry­telling con­test requires con­tes­tants to give a speech of three to four min­utes in Kore­an on one of three top­ics: “Korea, Kore­an peo­ple and me”; “Kore­an lan­guage and me”; or “My dream.” The top­ic of the essay con­test will be announced on the day of the con­test.

Judges will include UH Manoa fac­ul­ty, the pres­i­dent of the Hawaii Kore­an School Asso­ci­a­tion, and the Repub­lic of Korea Hon­olu­lu con­sul gen­er­al.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the sto­ry­telling con­test requires reg­is­tra­tion in advance. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able from UH Manoa Kore­an lan­guage teach­ers and the Korea Times (tele­phone 955‑1234). The dead­line for reg­is­ter­ing is Octo­ber 2, 2012. Pre-registration is not nec­es­sary for the essay con­test.

For oth­er details, see the con­test poster. Direct ques­tions to Prof. Dong-Kwan Kong at or by tele­phone at (808) 956‑4792.