The Philippine Embassy to Korea tweeted last Feb 25 that they would conduct an essay writing contest for Korean students and Filipinos in Korea. There are two categories;
1. Category A - for Korean students under the theme “The Philippines in the Korean War”
2. Category B - for Filipinos living in Daehan-minkuk to discuss “Finding Jose Rizal in South Korea: A Migrant’s Perspective
The essay should have 1000 to 1500 words and written in English for Category A and English or Filipino for Category B. Deadline for submission is on March 26, 2010 at 5 pm (yes most definitely Korean time!) Essays must be emailed to seoulpe (at) philembassy-seoul.com. The top entry will receive the Medal of Academic Excellence from the Office of the Philippine President, a plaque and cash award. Runners-up will also receive plaques. The winning entries will also be published in both Philippine and Korean publications.
The essay writing contest is sponsored by the Philippine Embassy to Korea in partnership with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Seoul Global Center, and the Philippine Resource Persons Group.
For more details, check out the website of the Philippine Embassy. You can also read it on Korea Times and Korea Herald.