To commemorate the 575th Anniversary of Hangul Day (October 9, 2021), the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) and the King Sejong Institute Center, USA are pleased to announce that this year’s Korean Speech Contest will be in the form of video submissions.
* Only email submissions will be accepted. All entries must be complete - incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Preparation and originality
Fluency and appropriateness to level
Accuracy of grammar and vocabulary
Pronunciation and enunciation
* Please see the level placement chart below. For the general public, if you are unsure, please visit https://nuri.iksi.or.kr/front/page/participation/onlineLevelTest/main.do to take the placement test.
|Division/ Classification||Introductory/Basic Courses||Intermediate/Advanced Courses|
(*See the table #1 below)
|KSI 1A or below||KSI 1B or above|
|Any Korean learner in the US whose native language IS NOT Korean|
|First Place (1 Winner)||$500(Amazon E-gift Card)||*A round-trip airline ticket (LAX↔ICN)
(Maximum $1,250 value)
(Special restrictions apply, see below)
|Second Place (2 Winners)||$250(Amazon E-gift Card)||$500(Amazon E-gift Card)|
|Third Place (3 Winners)||$100(Amazon E-gift Card)||$250(Amazon E-gift Card)|
|Korean Culture Award (50 Winners)||$25(Amazon E-gift Card)|
* One round trip economy class airline ticket (LAX ↔ ICN) for use by contest winner only.
** This ticket (Maximum $1,250 value) cannot be transferred, bartered, or sold to anyone else.
*** Must be claimed within 6 months.
**** Seasonal and other restrictions apply.
1. Certificate from KCCLA will be awarded to First, Second, and Third Place winners.
2. The prize allotment may be subject to change without notice.
3. The total number of prizes awarded may be adjusted, depending on the total number of valid submissions.
4. A small gift or souvenir will be sent to each valid participant who does not win one of the major awards or the Korean Culture Award.
|Introductory or Basic Courses||Intermediate or Advanced Courses|
|Judgment Rating||Sejong Korean Reference Rating||Judgment Rating||Sejong Korean Reference Rating|
|1A or below||Sejong Korean 1||1B||Sejong Korean 2|
|2A||Sejong Korean 3|
|2B||Sejong Korean 4|
|3A||Sejong Korean 5|
|3B||Sejong Korean 6|
|4A||Sejong Korean 7|
|4B||Sejong Korean 8|