The 2020 Writing Competition is now closed.

Results now available

essay winners | sijo winners | winning entries | judges

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated!


The goals of the Sejong Writing Competition are to discover children and young adults talented in writing and to encourage them to learn and write about Korean and its culture. Through this writing competition we hope to increase the awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage amongst the younger generations growing up in the United States.


This competition is open to all residents of the US and Canada regardless of ethnic background.


The Sejong Writing Competition is supported in part by grants from the LTI Korea, the Daesan Foundation, the Doosan Yonkang Foundation, and the Academy of Korean Studies.