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  • Seoul Holds a Contest for Foreigner Residents Living in Seoul

  • International Relations News SMG 1078

    The Seoul Global Center, an organization that supports foreigners living in Seoul, is holding a contest called “Show Your Unique Seoul Story!” where foreign residents show the beauty of “Global City, Seoul” by sharing their various experiences and memories that they have experienced while living in Seoul.

    Applications will be received until November 17, 2020. The contest is divided into the three fields of essay, photo, and video for works that capture the beauty of Seoul experienced by foreign residents of various backgrounds living in Korea.

    For the essay section, various themes are provided based on things every foreign resident experiences in Seoul, such as “the story of when you first came to Seoul as a foreigner,” “a story of foreign and local residents living together in harmony,” and, “adapting to life in Korea as a foreigner.”
    In the photo and video section, the contest is for works that capture Seoul as seen by foreign residents, such as “an image of Seoul being loved by foreign residents,” “an image of Seoul where diversity exists,” and, “the four beautiful seasons of Seoul.”

    Any foreigner over the age of 19 residing in Korea can participate. Applicants can participate as individuals or teams. However, the number of team members is limited to three.

    Apply through the contest website (http://global-seoul.com). One individual may apply for multiple categories, as well. With a total prize of KRW 5.3 million, award winners will be divided into the Best Award, Excellence Award, and Encouragement Award for each category. A total of 27 people (9 people in each category) will be awarded. The winners will be announced on November 27, and the awards ceremony will be held on December 5.

    Overview of Foreign Residents Living in Seoul Contest

    Contest Details
    Essay, photo, and video contest under the theme of various experiences and memories experienced by foreign residents while living in Seoul and unforgettable views that capture the charms of Seoul

    Contest Fields
    Essay Section
    The story of when you first came to Seoul
    A story about adapting to life in Korea as a foreigner or about something that happened due to cultural differences
    A story of foreign and local residents living together in harmony
    The four beautiful seasons of Seoul that you experienced

    Photo/Video Section
    Photos/videos that capture wonderful memories experienced while living in Korea as a foreigner
    Photos/videos that contain the image of Korea that you love
    Photos/videos that contain the image of Korea in which the diversity exists
    Photos/videos that capture the four beautiful seasons of Seoul that you experienced

    Qualifications for Application: Any foreigner over 19 years of age residing in Korea!
    <Individuals/teams can apply; teams limited to 3 members>
    Application Period and Method: October 19-November 17
    Apply through http://global-seoul.com
    Announcement of Winners: November 27
    Awards Ceremony: Scheduled for December 5
    Awards: Total prize money of KRW 5.3 million / Total of 27 winners (9 per category)

    Total prize money of KRW 5.3 million / Total of 27 winners (9 per category)
    Category Essay Photo Video
    Number of Winners Prize Money Number of Winners Prize Money Number of Winners Prize Money
    Best Award 1 Award certificate and KRW 700,000 1 Award certificate and KRW 500,000 1 Award certificate and KRW 700,000
    Excellence Award 1 Award certificate and KRW 500,000 1 Award certificate and KRW 300,000 1 Award certificate and KRW 500,000
    Encouragement Award 7 Award certificate and KRW 100,000 7 Award certificate and KRW 100,000 7 Award certificate and KRW 100,000
    Total 9 KRW 1.9 million 9 KRW 0.5 million 9 KRW 1.9 million

    ※ All participants will be given souvenirs / Winners are responsible for the tax and charges that come with winning prize money.

    Notes
    1. Participants can apply for multiple sections (1 submission per section)
    2. All texts used in essays, videos, and photos must be written in Korean.
    3. All submitted works must have been not published in Korea or overseas and must not be plagiarized.
    4. Images, fonts, videos, and music used in the entry must not violate copyright laws, and in the event of an objection or dispute, the applicant is fully responsible for any civil or criminal responsibility.
    5. Winning works or similar works from other contests or stolen works or names shall be excluded from the review. Even after the award has been given, the award will be canceled and the award certificate and prize money shall be rescinded.
    ※ Submitted works are not returned. All rights to winning works belong to the organizer.
    ※ If there is no suitable work after the screening, there may be no award given.