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Hoju Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Essay Contest on Korea Reply with quote

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"The Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney introduced the annual "Essay Contest on Korea" which aims to enhance the awareness of Korea among Australians by promoting a greater understanding of Korean culture and history."


http://www.korconsyd.org.au/notice/notice12.htm

Could you offer any help to the Secondary Students on divison B?
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Mashimaro



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First Prize: One week trip to Korea
Second Prize: Two week trip to Korea Smile
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rawiri



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

booby prize - 1 trip to australia Very Happy
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TJ



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: ESSAY CONTEST Reply with quote

Maybe the topic list should include time travel --- the closing date is 15th September, 2001 . Or is the contest a regular feature every year ?
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of essay contests, todays Korea Times is advertising the 7th Seoul Essay Contest. Theme this year is "Reasons to love Seoul."

In the subject guidelines they kindly offer examples of suitable titles, like Hope and future of Seoul, Beauty of Seoul, Scent of Seoul .. (!!!) well I almost blew coffee out my nose at that one!
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Hoju Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rawiri wrote:
booby prize - 1 trip to australia Very Happy


Good one, Rawiri - hope I can rub I in your face about the Rugby!

Somehow, I don't think so though. Embarassed
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Kimchi Cha Cha



Joined: 15 May 2003
Location: was Suncheon, now Brisbane

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:53 am    Post subject: Re: ESSAY CONTEST Reply with quote

TJ wrote:
Maybe the topic list should include time travel --- the closing date is 15th September, 2001 . Or is the contest a regular feature every year ?


Well, we are a couple of years behind when it comes to many things back in Oz! Razz
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rawiri



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hoju, looks like the mother land (england) could rub both our faces. Confused at the world cup, there pretty strong, but the ab's tri nations match in sydney should be a good 1, lets see how they get on with the bok's this weekend.
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Starperson



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the ad for the 7th Essay contest...first prize is 3000 won. That's three thousand won. Surely they made a mistake?
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schwa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starperson wrote:
I saw the ad for the 7th Essay contest...first prize is 3000 won. That's three thousand won. Surely they made a mistake?


Yep you read wrong. 3 million -- not bad for a 3-page job!
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Starperson



Joined: 23 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, surely enough (I have it right here) it says, 3,000.
Second prize 2,000.
Bronze is 300 won.
Honorable Mention 100.

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Three million? I've changed my mind, I will enter.
What do the judges like? Decent writing or flattery of Korea?


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schwa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In small print it says prize amounts are in units of 1000.
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Starperson



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops now it's my turn for the red faces

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
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mack the knife



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahem,

I entered (and won) a "Seoul Now" essay contest (prize 100,000) won and was promptly never paid, even after repeated calls from both me and my Korean wife.

On the other hand, I won a prize in the "Seoul Essay" contest you have mentioned and was paid promptly, and I received a nice certificate (even if my name was mispelled Rolling Eyes

A little word of advice. Blow sunshine up their *sses. That's what they want to hear. Don't be too negative on Seoul (that's what we really want to do), but you could include some ideas for making Seoul a better place (which they go ga-ga over).

Good luck!
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Starperson



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, you wonderful writer, you. Very Happy

What is it with the writers in the Korea Times and Herald? Maybe it's just different writing styles, but so many of the articles seem like passionate opinions without much meat. Or wishy-washy sicky-sick stuff.

Is that the sort of writing style they like in the essays?
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