The 8th Korean Language Speech Contest

June 27, 2023

Shifting into the endemic era, my traveling begins in Korea!

Seoul? Busan? Jeju Island? Anywhere is OK, as long as I have K-Pop!

Send us a video of the places you would like to visit in Korea with your friends or romantic interest, telling us why!

Huge prizes are in store for you!

KBS WORLD Radio’s 8th Korean Language Speech Contest “Visit Korea Riding the K-Pop Wave!” begins now!

Topic (Choose one of the two topics below.)

1. A Korean destination you want to visit the most

Namsan N Tower’s love locks where you can tightly bind your love,

Gangneung’s beaches where BTS filmed their MV for “Spring Days.”

The places you want to visit in Korea…

Why do you want to go there?

Which K-Pop song do you want to listen to there?

Tell us in Korean about the Korea’s destinations that you want to visit the most and the reason! Lol

2. A Korean destination you discovered through KBS WORLD Radio that you want to visit

KBS WORLD Radio is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year!

Are there any Korean destinations that you discovered through our programs?

How did it leave an impression on you? If you get to visit, who would you like to go with?

Tell us in Korean about Korea’s landmarks discovered through KBS WORLD Radio that you would like to visit and why!  

How to Enter the Contest

  1. Make sure to fully understand the given topic.
  2. Film a Korean language video that is approximately one minute in length. (You must appear in the video yourself.)
  3. Click on "Preliminary Application Begins" at the bottom of the page to fill out the entry form and submit your video.

*The preliminary round registration link opens June 28!

Main Judging Criteria

  1. Does the video contain the content of the theme for the preliminary round well?
  2. Is the contestant’s Korean language skill fluent and content of the video original?  

Contest Schedule

  • June 28 - July 26 (4 weeks) /: Preliminary Round Application Begins
  • August 9: Preliminary Results (Announcement of TOP 10)
  • In August: Final Round (TOP 10)
  • August 9 - 16: Most Popular Video Award
  • August 23: Announcement for Popularity and Early Bird Award Winners
  • October 9: Special Program & Announcement of Winners

Awards & Prizes

  • 1st Place (1 winner): 4 million KRW (approx. $3,000 USD) / Certification for 1st Place
  • 2nd Place (1 winner): 1.5 million KRW / Certification for 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place (1 winner): 1 million KRW / Certification for 3rd Place
  • Award of Excellence (3 winners): Souvenir worth 200,000 KRW for each winner
  • Popularity & Early Bird Award (one winner for each award): Souvenirs worth 100,000 KRW for each winner

*The early Bird Award will be awarded to the earliest submitted video.

*The prize money will be wired after it is exchanged into dollars (USD) at the exchange rate prevailing on the day of the transfer. As such, the prize money amount may differ depending on the exchange rate.

*The winner is responsible for the transfer fee, so it will be deducted from the prize money before the transfer.


  • Foreign nationals living outside of Korea are eligible. (Naturalized Koreans and foreign nationals of Korean descendents are not eligible.)
  • Participants residing in Europe must be 16 years of age or older, or over the minimum age set by their respective home countries.


  • Notifications and announcements regarding the contests will be sent to the participants via the e-mail address provided by each participant. KBS WORLD Radio will not be held responsible for any miscommunication and/or disadvantages arising from the participant’s failure to check the notifications.
  • Videos submitted to the contest may be used in programs or other promotional materials produced by KBS WORLD Radio.
  • Manuscripts and videos submitted to other competitions are not eligible to participate.
  • Winners from other contests will be eliminated from evaluation, and if the fact is discovered after the video is given an award, the award will be canceled.
  • Playing copyrighted music or videos in the background, or using screen captures of TV programs such as dramas in the submitted video without permission is prohibited. Videos containing any of the above will be disqualified.
  • A submitted video can be disqualified if it is deemed unrelated to or inappropriate for the contest.

For other inquiries please contact

  • For more information, visit the link below


  1. Can foreign nationals residing in Korea participate in the contest? No. Applicants must reside outside of Korea.
  2. How will the contestants be judged? Decisions will be made through judges' evaluations.
  3. What will the contestants be judged on? Contestants will be judged on their vocabulary, pronunciation, attitude, grammar, and the contents of the speech(creativity, relevance etc.)
  4. Are there any documents that must be submitted by the contestant? No, participants need to only submit the video.
  5. How do you receive the notification of acceptance for the final round? Winners will be announced on our website and also individually via the e-mail address submitted by each contestant.
  6. What happens if a submitted video violates any copyright laws? Any plagiarized work or work that has been awarded in other contests will be disqualified. The maker of the video will be responsible for any copyright infringement committed on and/or by the video. A video or a script submitted may be disqualified if it is suspected of copyright infringement. If copyright infringement is proved after the script or video in question wins a prize, the accolades will be revoked.

*If a contestant's submitted contents have violated another contestant's rights, please inform the KBS WORLD Radio Korean Language Contest team at

*Need further assistance? Please contact

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