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  • Seoul Tourism Souvenir Contest to Seek Seoul’s Unique Attractions

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 1701
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is holding the 9th Seoul Tourism Souvenir Contest to secure original and sensational souvenirs. This contest aims to develop attractive souvenirs of Seoul as well as discover and cultivate new small- and medium-sized design companies and fledgling designers.

    The contest is open-themed and accepts submissions of any souvenir that expresses Seoul’s history, culture, industries or infrastructure, or uses materials that symbolize the city.

    This year’s contest has a newly added category for premium products, separate from regular products. Submissions for the regular products category should be priced under KRW 100,000 and be able to be continually mass-produced. Submissions for the premium products category should be priced between KRW 100,000–300,000 as suitable for gifts or decoration.

    Unlike other contests where winners receive the one-off prize money, the SMG’s Tourism Souvenir Contest supports the winners by purchasing the products as much as the prize money amount. The purchased products will be used as souvenirs to promote Seoul domestically and globally for the purpose of administrative affairs.

    Detailed information will be available online starting on Jun. 1 via the following websites.

    The 9th Seoul Tourism Souvenir Contest

    The 9th Seoul Tourism Souvenir Contest

    Theme: Open-themed

    Products that represent and symbolize the city of Seoul

    • – By expressing Seoul’s history, culture, industries or infrastructure
    • – By using materials that symbolize Seoul

    Eligibility: Individuals & companies

    • ※ Individuals: Must apply for business registration after being selected
    • ※ Companies: Must be a registered business of which the owner has Korean citizenship

    How to Apply

    Document application period

    • · Tue, Jun. 1 – Fri, Jul. 16, 2021 (by 5 PM)

    Document submission via email:

    Product application period

    • · Mon, Jul. 19 – Tue, Jul. 20, 2021

    Product application time and venue

    • · To be announced

    Category

    Premium products

    • – Products suitable as gift or decoration that are able to be sold to domestic and global tourists and be continually mass-produced
    • – List price: KRW 100,000–300,000

    Regular products

    • – Products that are able to be sold to domestic and global tourists and be continually mass-produced
    • – List price: KRW 100,000 or less

    Reward: Worth KRW 84 million in total (Production support and product purchase amount)

    Reward: Worth KRW 84 million in total (Production support and product purchase amount)
    Category Prize Winner(s) Purchase Amount
    Regular Products Gold 1 KRW 12 million
    Silver 1 KRW 9 million
    Bronze 3 KRW 6 million
    Idea Prize 10 Seoul Mayor’s Prize
    Popular Prize 10 Seoul Mayor’s Prize
    Premium Products 3 KRW 15 million