What is an illustrated poem?

Entries should comprise a poem in Korean on any topic of your choice, accompanied by an illustration such as a drawing, computer graphic or photograph. The poem and illustration together should fit on one A4 page. Please also submit an English translation and brief explanation. You can see some samples on this link.


Anybody who learns Korean as a foreign language is welcome to enter.


28 February, 2022


All submissions must be sent as an email attachment to yeon.j.kim@sheffield.ac.uk.

Selection criteria

Originality, expression and artistry


yeon.j.kim@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 222 8429

Award ceremony

12 March, 2022 Octagon Centre, The University of Sheffield

All the entries will be exhibited on an online exhibition platform.


  • Grand prize - One Korean Air return ticket to Korea
  • Gold award - £200 gift voucher
  • Silver award - £100 gift voucher
  • Bronze award - £50 gift voucher

Use of submissions

By their participation, contest entrants agree that their poems submitted may be used by the Korean Studies programme of the University of Sheffield for purposes of promotion, advertising, and written and electronic documentation.