Date: Sat. 26 June 2021 – 10:30 am

Venue: online zoom

Participants: Anyone not of Korean descent, must be over 18.

* Please also note that 1st prize winners from previous Korean Speech Contests cannot enter again, however, 2nd prize winners and runners-up from previous contests are welcome to apply.

  • Group A: Those who have been taught regular Korean language for less than 180 hours
    e.g.) who has studied up to Sejong Korean 3 level (Beginner-Pre-Intermediate)
  • Group B: Those who have been taught Korean language for over 180 hours
    e.g.) who has studied above Sejong Korean 3 level (Intermediate-Advanced)

*If you are still unsure which Group you are eligible for, please contact

Applicants can choose either:

(a) ‘interesting Korean culture that you recently discovered’ or

(b) ‘introducing your favourite Korean word’

Length of Speech: 2 minutes

*Please keep your speech time within this limit. We are encouraging you to finish your speech in the allotted time and if so, you will earn extra points.

Application Procedure

• Application Deadline: 12 June 2021, 5pm

• Required Documents: Application Form, short version of your draft Korean speech video (up to 1min)

• Application form/video upload here

*If you are a student of the University of Central Lancashire, please read carefully and fill in the GDPR form (download here) and send it to

• For enrolment and further enquiries, please e-mail

Available Spaces for the Contest: 20 successful applicants (10 for each group) will be contacted by e-mail by 17 June following the selection process

Contest Evaluation Criteria : Korean proficiency including pronunciation, grammar and expression, topic and content of theme, delivery of speech etc.


Gifts will be provided for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions of each group.

  • 1st prize: LG Desktop monitor
  • 2nd prize: Cuckoo Rice cooker
  • 3rd prize: LG wireless earbuds

Competition Hosted by The Preston Sejong Institute and the Korean Cultural Centre UK.