Sejong Writing Competition: Essay + Poetry

Sejong Writing Competition: Essay + Poetry

For Ages 8 to 25,

http://sejongculturalsociety.org/writing/current/sijo.php

Essay category

Focusing on introducing students and young adults to Korean culture and history through literature, our essay category utilizes folk tales and contemporary literature to explore Korean culture, past and present.

Adult division (age 25 and younger): Contestants are to read Kim Chunghyŏk’s short story “The Glass Shield” and write an essay in response to the provided prompt.

Senior division (grade 12 and younger): Contestants are to read Ha Sŏngnan’s short story “Waxen Wings” and write an essay in response to the provided prompt.

Junior division (grade 8 and younger): Contestants are to write an essay in response to one of three provided topics regarding a folktale of the contestant’s choice. Contestants must choose one of the stories listed on our folktales page.

http://sejongculturalsociety.org/writing/current/essay.php

Sijo category

One division open to students grade 12 and younger: Created in collaboration with the Korea Institute at Harvard University, the goal of our sijo category is to introduce students to a lesser-known style of poetry, the traditional Korean sijo. Read about how to write sijo, or see last year’s winning entries.

Poetry @ Harvard

http://poetry.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?pageid=icb.page239941

http://www.sejongculturalsociety.org/writing/current/resources/sijo_guide.php

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