Welcome to the Sejong Cultural Society

The Sejong Cultural Society strives to advance awareness and understanding of Korea's cultural heritage amongst people in the United States by reaching out to the younger generations through contemporary creative and fine arts.  more

Eligibility: US and Canadian residents age 25 and younger
Categories: sijo and essay

Status: 2016 competition now open
Competition deadline: February 29, 2016
Past competition - 2015:
sijo results | essay results | winning entries

Eligibility: pre-college students
Categories: violin and piano

Status: 2015 competition now open
App deadline: November 20, 2015
Competition date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Past competition:
winners | judges | watch past winners' concerts

The Sejong Prize for Music Composition
Eligibility: open to all composers

Status: closed
Competition deadline: June 30, 2015
2015 competition results: winners | judges


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Video recordings of three high school English teachers teaching sijo writing in their classes. (VA, WI and TN)

The sijo poetry form captures a Harvard professor's imagination - Read the Boston Globe's interview of Sejong Cultural Society Writing Committee member and competition judge David McCann on sijo in America.   more

KBS2TV broadcast (in Korean) - TV news station in Korea, KBS2TV covered the Sejong Cultural Society's series of sijo events in April 2010, including a sijo-based poetry reading session with Korean traditional music, writing workshop, and seminar for English teachers.

What's New
8/17/15 2015 Sejong Prize for Composition results now available.
winner & honorable mentions | judges
4/28/15 Writing Competition results now available.
essay winners | sijo winners
winning entries | judges
12/6/14 Added video examples of writing teachers teaching about the sijo in their classes
INFO An introduction to the Sejong Cultural Society in Korean is now available. 세종문화회 소개 (한글)