If you are a creative who loves to read, this is the perfect opportunity for you to win a free trip to Korea! Right now the Literature Translation Institute of Korea is holding a Korean Literature Global Contest for readers who love Korea
What is the Literature Translation Institute of Korea?
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea or LTI Korea is an organization affiliated with the government to promote Korean literature and culture all over the world. The organization offers translated works through their digital library for free, translation and promotion programs, international exchanges, and more.
It started in 1996 under the name Korean Literature Translation Fund and has been going on since then. Now, you can find Korean E-books, Audiobooks, and digital magazines translated into more than 50 languages.
What is the Literature Global Contest?
Each year a contest is held by LTI Korea. The organization selects 5 literature works for the participants to choose from. Then, they have the option of creating a drawing, book report, or video based on one of the books. The top submissions are then chosen and amazing prizes are issued such as a round-trip flight to Korea, and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
2022 Contest Information
The selected titles for this year are:
- The Plotters by Kim Un-su: Click Here for the e-book
- Almond by Won-Pyung Sohn: Click Here for the e-book
- The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong: Click Here for the e-book
- Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo: Click Here for the e-book
- The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang: Click Here for the e-book
For each of these titles, there are Ebooks and audiobooks available for free in multiple languages.
The prizes for 2022 are:
- First Place: Free Round-trip plane ticket to South Korea (3 people)
- Second Place: Samsung Galaxy Tablet (6 people)
- Third Place: Samsung Bluetooth Earphones (9 people)
- Fourth Place: 50 USD Amazon Gift Card: (30 people)
** If you already live in Korea and win first place, you can choose to receive a cash prize instead of a round trip to Korea.
How You Can Participate
There are three ways to participate.
Read and Write: Deadline is September 15
Write a review of any of the titles you selected. You can read in any of the available languages, then write your review in English, Spanish or French (only these three languages are available for this contest). Then, upload your work on your social media using the correct hashtags and complete the application form on the contest’s webpage. The Book Report Contest ends on September 15, 2022.
Read and Draw: Deadline is July 31
Draw something related to any of the books you selected. There are no language requirements for the submission. Upload your work on your social media using the correct hashtags and complete the application form on the contest’s webpage. The Drawing Contest ends on July 31, 2022.
Read and Record: August 1 – September 15
The video contest will begin on August first. Additionally, this appears to be the first time video submissions have been accepted. So, as of now, there is no information on the guidelines.
The best part of this contest is that you can participate as many times as you want, as long as you don’t have multiple submissions in the same category. For example, you can submit a book report on Almond, and then later another report on The Plotters. And, you may also submit a report, drawing, and video content for each of the two books. However, you cannot submit multiple reports, drawings, or videos for the same book.
Hope to see your works on the internet!
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