Purpose of the Competition:
To raise awareness of the Korean island of Dokdo and the history surrounding it.
Essay Topic:
Research and write an unbiased paper about the history of the Dokdo Island.
What is the significance and the importance of this island to the two countries
South Korea and Japan?

 

Deadline : Sunday, May 14, 2017 (11:59PM : EST)

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▶  Guidelines: Essay Competition Format:   English: (Must be written in English)

* Please send all essay entries and questions to: thegrapevinetimes@gmail.com
Please remember to format the email title this way so that it will be recognizable; otherwise we might miss it:

[Dokdo Essay Entry] [Grade] Your_Name_Here
[Dokdo Essay Question] [Grade] Your_Name_Here

e.g.
[Dokdo Essay Entry] [College Sophomore] John Smith
[Dokdo Essay Question] [9th Grade] John Kim

Participation
Middle School (Grade 5 – 8),  High School (Grade 9 – 12),  College. Adult

Essay Rules:  Only one essay entry per student. Students must write their essay in one language: Either Korean or English.

=> English:
– Essays must not exceed 5 (Five) pages in length (Letter Size , Margins Normal). Excluding bibliography.
– Essays must be written in Times New Roman font and should be sized 12 (Twelve).
– Only single spacing (No double spacing, triple spacing, etc…).
– Must submit a MLA formatted bibliography along with your essay.
– Please try to use primary sources over other source materials.
– Please note to follow these guidelines and rules otherwise your essay will not be entered.

=> Korean Entries: == > 한국어 참조

5th Annual Dokdo History Essay Judging Criteria :
1. Historical understanding of Dokdo  : 30%
2. What is the important point of Dokdo : 25%
3. Historical matters research of Dokdo : 20%
4. The conclusion of Dokdo essay  : 15%
5. Writing style & quality : 10%

 

Dokdo History Essay Competition Deadline: Sunday, May 14, 2017 (11:59PM : EST)

Prizes: English Entries:

Middle School
1st Place (Tablet and Award Certificate)
2nd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
3rd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
Honorable Mention (4) (Award Certificate)

High School
1st Place (Tablet and Award Certificate)
2nd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
3rd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
Honorable Mention (4) (Award Certificate)

College. Adult
1st Place (Tablet and Award Certificate)
2nd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
3rd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
Honorable Mention (4) (Award Certificate)

Korean Entries:  == >한국어 참조

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to all residents in the world regardless of ethnic background.
  • Winners will be announced at a later date and an awards ceremony will follow.
  • All essay competition participants will receive gifts! [1]
  • The 1st place award winners of each category MUST read his or her ENTIRE essay during the Award Ceremony.
  • Winners must attend the award ceremony. Overseas winners are exempt from attending, but are required to submit a video..
  • The award winners are required to send in their acceptance speech within 3 days after the Awards Ceremony to our email address at thegrapevinetimes@gmail.com. ***

 

Korean Culture, History and Education Foundation of New England
The Grapevine Times
(The Korean-American Community of New England)

 

Sponsored by :
Gyeongsangbuk-do |  NE Korea University Alumni Association | NE Hanyang Alumni Association | The Korean-American Society of NH |  ME Korean School |  Min Suh  | Choong Lee | Hyoungbeom Kim |  Moonsu Han | Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association NE | Bae K. Kim |

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* We reserve the right to use all submitted pieces in future publications of the KCHEFNE and TGT(The Grapevine Times) with no compensation to the authors. We reserve the right to not award any prizes.

** Everyone who entered the Dokdo History Essay competition is invited to the award ceremony. There will be complementary Korean food (Kimbab, Bulgogi, Japchae …etc.) after the award ceremony.
[1] We reserve the right to not give out complementary gifts.
*** Award winners who fail to send in their acceptance speech within 3 days after the Awards Ceremony will have their names omitted from the winners list in our publication.