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  • “Please Report Errors on Foreign Language Signs”

    SMG 2053
  • The Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched a month-long campaign to correct errors on foreign language street signs in an effort to prevent confusion among foreigners visiting Seoul. The campaign will be held for exactly 32 days, from September 30 to October 31. Any signs in foreign languages that are installed in Seoul and managed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government are included in the campaign. (Please refer to the images below.)

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government will give out a small number of prizes and souvenirs to individuals who report the highest number of signs with errors and the most important errors, as well as to all participants. Participants can check whether the signs comply with the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s criteria for the translation of Korean words into foreign languages on the city’s website (dictionary.seoul.go.kr

    • Period : September 30, 2014 (Tue) – October 31, 2014 (Fri) (32 days)
    • How to participate : http://wow.seoul.go.kr/compe_new/main.jsp
    • What to Report :Any content written in English, Chinese, or Japanese that does not comply with Seoul Metropolitan Government’s criteria for the translation of Korean words into foreign languages
    • Criteria : Seoul Metropolitan Government’s criteria for the translation of Korean words into foreign languages(http://dictionary.seoul.go.kr/)
    • Awardees : 16

    Award No. of receivers Prize Qualifications
    Multiple Reports Award 3 KRW 200,000 gift
    certificate
    Participants who submitted multiple reports of
    sign errors
    Excellent Report Award 3 KRW 100,000 gift
    certificate
    Participants who suggested an accurate
    translation of Korean words into foreign languages
    Participation Award 10 KRW 30,000 gift
    certificate
    Other participants

    Announcement of awardees : Expected to be made in early December, 2014 (Will be determined according to the number of reports.)

    Important Things to Note

    • - When reports are received for the same sign, credit will only be given to the first report. When two reports are submitted by the same individual, they will be considered one report.
    • - If the number of reported signs is too small, the number of awardees may be adjusted accordingly or not selected at all.
    • - Reports of translation errors on signs managed by departments of the central government or other government institutions will be excluded from evaluation.

    Contact :Seoul Metropolitan Government, Tourism Business Division : 2133-2777

    < Foreign Language Signs to Report >

    Signs for Pedestrians Subway Sign Poles Signs at Cultural Heritage Sites
    Signs for tourists Signs along Seoul City Wall Signs at Bukchon Hanok Village
    Subway Information Signs Subway Maps Private Billboards
    Bus Stop Information Signs Road Signs Signs at Seoul Grand Park

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