The 2012 Korean Literature Essay Contest
The Center for Korean Research (CKR) at Columbia University, in partnership with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Undergraduate Initiative, invites students to enter the 2012 Korean Literature Essay Contest. This contest is sponsored by the Korea Literature Translation Institute and is open to college and high school students.
Essay Contest Eligibility: the contest is open to all undergraduate and high school students currently enrolled in school during the contest application period.
Essay Topic: All essays must be non-fiction and original work. Entrants may choose any topic that analyzes a single aspect of the novella The Bird by Oh Jung-Hee (Telegram Books, 2007). The Bird is available at major online bookstores.
Essay Format: Undergraduate college students must submit essays that are no longer than 1500 words. High school students must submit essays that are no longer than 1200 words. All essays must use 12 point Times New Roman font and must be double-spaced. On the title page of the essay, please include your full name, home address, email address, name & address of college or high school, current year in school, and planned year of graduation. The essay must be written in English.
Essay Submission: Submit by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject for the e-mail submission should be "2012 Korean Literature Essay Contest."
Essay Deadline: Essays must be received by November 20, 2012.
Awards for College Students: Prizes will be awarded to the three best undergraduate essays. The first prize winner will receive a Mac Book Pro; the second prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire; and the third prize winner will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
Awards for High School Students: Prizes will be awarded to the three best high school essays. The first prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire; the second prize winner will receive a Kindle Touch; and the third prize winner will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
Winners will be announced in early December 2012. Writers of winning essays grant the Center for Korean Research permission to publish their essays on the Center for Korean Research website (www.columbia.edu/cu/ckr).
Judging: The essays will be judged by affiliates of Columbia University; their decisions are
final. The judges’ decision process is confidential: no discussion of or rationale for the judges’ decisions will be warranted, required, or forthcoming. Judging will be based on originality and quality of the literary analysis of The Bird. Entries must be non-fiction.
For further information, please call Jooyeon Kim at (212) 854-1728 or visit Columbia University’s Center for Korean Research website (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ckr).
Center for Korean Research
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Tel: 212.854.1728 Fax: 212-749-1497
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