2015 Korean Speech Contest expands to other regions

Jun. 08, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The Korean Cultural Center, in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Korean Community Association of the provinces of Cebu, Davao and Iloilo, will be holding the 2015 Korean Speech Contest on June 27 for the regional competition and July 4 for the grand finals.

The Korean Speech Contest is one of the flagship projects of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, with this year’s theme revolving around two questions, “How is Korean language helpful to me?” and “Why do I learn the Korean Language?”

This year’s speech contest will also be held in the provinces of Cebu, Davao and Iloilo wherein the regional champions will compete in the final stage in Manila. The application period will run from May 29 to June 15, with the announcement of qualified applicants to be made on June 19. Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above, and residents of the Philippines. The applicants must not have Korean as their mother tongue, and must not have stayed in Korea for more than a year.

The speech contest must be personally written by the participant and should not be plagiarized to which, if plagiarism occurs and is proven, the applicant will automatically be disqualified and the award, if any, will be withdrawn. The speech will be judged according to its content, delivery and stage presence. Also included in the criteria is how the participants will fare in an interview. The winner of the grand finals will get a round-trip ticket to Korea. (PR)

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