[151st Edition] September 12, 2013

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2013 Video Contest about Korea (Reminder)


Dear Friends,
This is a reminder that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Korea is holding a 2013 Video Contest about Korea, and the deadline is only one month away on Oct. 7, 2013. As you have already been informed, this contest is open to any applicant that is not of Korean descent.

Of the two topics for a 3-minute video, which are “My Best Korean Friend Is…” and “My Favorite Korean Food Is…” , applicants may select one and post their completed video on YouTube or at any other legal website.

Applicants should complete a simple application form and send the form along with the link to the video to
vcon.mofa@gmail.com The application form can be downloaded at the Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website ( http://mofa.go.kr ) or the website of your nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate.

Please share this information with your nationals and encourage them to participate in the contest. Thank you.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea




<2013 VIDEO CONTEST about Korea [Extended deadline] >

1 Sponsors

ㅇ The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
ㅇ Arirang TV


2 Entry Qualification

ㅇ Open to anyone of any age that is not of Korean descent

3 Topic

My best Korean friend (neighbor, teacher, colleague or anyone else) is ... Please introduce your best Korean friend (neighbor, teacher, colleague and anyone else) and tell us how he/she has made such a good impression on you. Please share the positive influence this person has had on your life


My favorite Korean food is ... Please introduce your favorite Korean food and tell us why it is your favorite. In addition, please share any experience you may have with cooking it or if you have your own special recipe.


4 New Application Deadline

October 7, 2013, 18:00 Korean Local time


※ Those who already submitted their application form by August 9, 2013, may change to their video or replace it with another one by the new deadline, if they wish to do so.

5 Guidelines

ㅇ First, select one topic and make a video of 3 minutes or less (The video may be made with any device, such as a cellphone, digital camera, video camera, or any other digital device).

ㅇ Second, upload the video on YouTube or any other legal video-sharing website.

ㅇ Third, fill in the application form and send it to vcon.mofa@gmail.com The application form can be downloaded at the homepage of the Korean Foreign Ministry in Seoul ( http://mofa.go.kr ) or your nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate.

※ Videos in English or Korean are preferred. However, if it is not in Korean or English, the video should include Korean or English subtitles. Or, a complete written description in Korean or English should be submitted along with the application form.


6 Result

ㅇ Results will be announced on November 11, 2013 and notified individually. This may be delayed if the screening process takes longer than expected.

7 Awards

Sixty Prizes will be awarded.
Prize Number of winners Award
Grand Prize 1 Korean brand car
Gold Prize 2 Korean brand laptop PC
Silver Prize 3 Korean brand tablet PC
Bronze Prize 4 Korean brand digital camera
Participation Prize 50 Korean brand external hard drive


8 Legal Notices

ㅇ Prizes will be forfeited if a video clip is plagiarized or has received an award from another contest.

ㅇ Prize winning works may be utilized for the promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The copyright of the submitted works will be owned by the the Ministry. //


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