To commemorate the 574th Anniversary of Hangul Day (October 9, 2020), 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.
Please note these revised dates and format.
* Only email submissions will be accepted. All entries must be complete as incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Preparation and originality
Fluency and appropriateness to leve
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://www.sejonghakdang.org/sjcu/levelTest/levelGuide.do to take the placement test.
|Division/ Classification||Introductory/Basic Courses||Intermediate/Advanced Courses|
|Qualification||KSI 1A or below||KSI 1B or above
College students/general public
|Any Korean learners whose native language IS NOT Korean|
|First Place (1 Winner)||Samsung Tablet ($500 value)||Samsung Notebook Computer ($800 value)|
|Second Place (2 Winners)||Samsung Tablet ($250 value)||Samsung Tablet ($500 value)|
|Third Place (3 Winners)||$100 Amazon e-Gift card||Samsung Tablet ($250 value)|
Korean Culture Award
|$10 Amazon e-Gift card|
1. The prize allotment is subject to change without notice.
2. The total number of prizes awarded may be adjusted depending on the total number of valid submissions
|Judgment Rating||Sejong Korean Reference Rating||Judgment Rating||Sejong Korean Reference Rating|
|1A||Sejong Korean 1||3A||Sejong Korean 5|
|1B||Sejong Korean 2||3B||Sejong Korean 6|
|2A||Sejong Korean 3||4A||Sejong Korean 7|
|2B||Sejong Korean 4||4B||Sejong Korean 8|