The Sejong Cultural Society is collaborating with Harvard University, Korea Institute to introduce young adults to Korean culture through a writing contest. All American and Canadian residents under 25 are welcome to apply, regardless of racial or ethnic background.
You will write an essay based off the novella Our Twisted Hero by Yi Mun-yol, one of Korea’s most influential authors. College undergraduates qualify to apply under the “young adult topic.”
Young adult topic: Compare and contrast an aspect of Our Twisted Hero to another artistic work, event- current or historical- or any other subject matter of your choice.
Winning entries may be published in the Korea Times Chicago, the Korean Quarterly, and Azalea: A Journal of Korean Literature and Culture, published by the Korea Institute at Harvard University. Winners of the young adult topic may win up to $1000.
All entries must be written in English and submitted online by midnight, January 31, 2014. Click here to see the full list of guidelines and rules.