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2018 Application

speech Topic (Choose one of the two topics below)

  1. How has your exposure to Korean culture or history impacted you?
    • For Korean-American students, what does it mean to be a Korean-American living in the U.S. today - socially, culturally and/or psychologically? What important or unique contribution can you make to Korea, the Korean-American community, and the United States? 나의 Korean-American 정체성: 한국계 미국인인 나의 문화적, 사회적, 심리적 현실/경험. 나는 미국에 어떤 남다른/중요한 공헌을 할 수 있을까?
    • For non-Korean-American students, how has your interaction with Korean culture, history or Korean-American individuals impacted you? What has been the most poignant aspect of that experience or knowledge and how has it changed your thoughts, feelings, and attitude toward Korea, Koreans, and global community?
  2. Discuss the escalating tension between the United States and North Korea: Its impact on global politics and the prospect of reunification of the divided Korean Peninsula. 고조된 미국과 북한 사이의 긴장/갈등: 이것이 세계 정치에 미치는 영향과 분단된 한반도의 통일의 가능성에 미치는 영향

submission DEADLINES

early submission deadline: December 31st, 2017 @MIDNIGHT EST

  • Why submit early? Here are the benefits! 
    1. Attend an exclusive webinar on how to improve your speech writing and presentation.
    2. Opportunity to edit and resubmit a revised manuscript by final deadline. 

final submission deadline: February 25th, 2018 @MIDNIGHT EST


    • Eligibility : Students in grades 9-12
    • Language: English
    • Length of Speech : 4-6 minutes


    • Kyung Gi Award (1 person) : $1,200

    • 1st Award (1 person) : $1,000

    • 2nd Award (2 people) :   $ 500

    • 3rd Award (3 people) :   $ 300

    • Maehwa Award (Best Research/Manuscript Award) :   $ 300

    • Finalists (4-6 persons) :   $ 100

    contest Day!

    • Date: April 28, 2018 (Saturday) at 10:00 am
    • Location : Korean Community Center (at 100 Grove St., Tenafly, NJ)

      Hear what 2017 Finalists had to say