Our annual Korean Literature Essay Contest raises the international profile of Korean literature and expands its readership worldwide.
Initially held in 3 countries in 2005, the Korean Literature Essay Contest has grown in size and scale, and is now held in over 20 different cities across the world.
The contest is run in partnership with overseas institutions, and prizes are awarded to the most outstanding entries.
In addition, the essays by Grand Prize winners from different parts of the world are published in a collection at the end of each year.
In 2019, 23 competitions were held in 18 countries
USA (East/West/Central/Sejong), France, Spain, Russia, China (Beijing/Sichuan), Taiwan, Japan, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil (São Paulo/Brasília), Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Jordan
Forthcoming in 2020: 25 countries including
USA, India, France, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Bulgaria, Japan, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Vietnam, and Indonesia and others