The Overseas Koreans Foundation (OKF) opens up submissions for the 22nd Overseas Koreans Literary Awards (2020).
The Awards’ mission is to inspire overseas Koreans in 180 countries to write literary works in Korean and encourage young Koreans abroad to develop their Korean language. Also, the published winning works will bring together readers in diverse regions as well as ones in Korea, contributing to better understanding of overseas Koreans’ lives and related issues. We are looking forward to discovering inspirational overseas Korean writers around the world.
Notably this year, the OKF honors the ‘Adoption Memoir’ in addition to our traditional genres, hoping to meet Korean adoptees’ experiences. We would like to humbly invite Korean adoptee writers and hope many participate in the new genre.
Hosted & Organized by: Overseas Koreans Foundation
Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROK
- Overseas Koreans who are citizens or permanent residents in their respective countries. Those who have resided outside of Korea for 7 or more years as of May 31 of 2020 are eligible as well.
- Overseas Korean Youth who are citizens or permanent residents in their respective countries. Those who have resided outside of Korea for 5 or more years as of May 31 of 2020 are eligible as well.
‧ Elementary · Primary School Part: Ages 7~12 (international age)
‧ Middle · High School Part: Ages 13~18 (international age)
- Korean adoptees and their (grand) children who have citizenship in their respective countries
2.1. When to Submit? From 9:00am. April 1 to May 31, 2020 (midnight, KST)
※ No late submissions will be accepted
2.2. How to Submit? OnlinesubmissionsacceptedviatheKoreanNetwebpage
Please visit and register: http://eng.korean.net/portal_en/index.do
Find ‘Announcement’ or ‘The 22nd Overseas Koreans Literary Awards Popup’ on the site
Click on ‘Online Application’ button at the bottom of the announcement page.
(Download the ‘official literary work text form(s),’ fill it/them out with your work(s), save and attach to the online application form)
Finish the application form, make sure to attach your work files and submit.
2.3. Documents Required
※ The file should be named in the following order
: name of applicant, category and title of your work
After the nomination, theWinnersandtheFinalistsarerequiredtosubmitdocumentationprovingtheireligibility(i.e.,howlongthey’velivedoverseas,asguidedin1.Eligibility)
※Upon the submission, please delete any of your personal identification codes to protect personal information.
※ Please refer to the attachments for the details of the 22nd Overseas Korean Literary Awards.