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: closed
Competition deadline: February 28, 2015
2015 Winners:
sijo results | essay results | winning entries

Eligibility: pre-college students
Categories: violin and piano

Status: closed
App deadline: November 20, 2014
Competition date: December 6, 2014
winners | judges | watch past winners' concerts

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

Status: open
Competition deadline: June 30, 2015


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Upcoming and Recent Events

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

KBS broadcast (in Korean) - Korean news station KBS 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
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
12/6/14 Music Competition results now available.
winners | judges
4/12/14 Writing competition results now available.
essay results | sijo results
4/12/13 Writing competition results now available.
essay results | sijo results
8/24/12 Composition competition results now available.
1/23/12 New sijo samples available
4/13/10 An introduction to the Sejong Cultural Society in Korean is now available. 세종문화회 소개 (한글)