Dear Korean Student Association,

Hello, my name is Thomas Chung, and I work for the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. We have organized an essay contest, and I need some assistance in publicizing it to Korean-American and non-Korean students alike. Below is an abbreviated description of the contest, which awards cash and other prizes to the top essayists. I have embedded a link to the guidelines and application. I have also attached a PDF version of the guidelines and a Word file of the application. Any help with publicizing this contest would be greatly appreciated. If you are a student, you should feel free to enter the contest too.


A few months ago, in collaboration with the Korea Society, we announced the First RCKC Essay Contest on Korea and/or Korean Culture. We have made two major changes: (1) The contest is now open to both graduate and undergraduate college students, and (2) The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2013.

This contest has been organized, in part, to gauge Americans’ and Korean Americans’ perceptions of Korea, particularly because South Korea has undergone so many changes in the last twenty to forty years.

To be eligible for this English-language essay contest, which will award cash and other prizes, you must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at a university in the United States. This contest is open to non-Korean and Korean-American students. Korean-American students include U.S.-born or 1.5-generation Koreans (which refers to people who immigrated to the U.S. at age fifteen or younger).

Once again, the deadline for submission of essays is October 31, 2013. The essays should be five to ten pages long, double-spaced, and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. For more detailed information and complete guidelines, click on the following link:

Please read the guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, direct all queries to I hope that you are doing well.

Best regards,

Thomas Chung
English-language Editor, Web Manager, and Proposal Writer
The Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College

첨부파일: 1) Essay Contest Application Form 2) Essay Contest Guidelines only