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It doesn't matter where you're from or how old you are when you're climbing the steps toward your dream!

All we're looking for is your passion and talent for the Korean language at the 3rd KBS WORLD Radio Korean Language Video Contest <Speak Korean, Dream High>!

The TOP 3 will be invited to visit Korea for 6 days of Korean lessons, cultural experiences, meetings with mentors and more! It's bigger and fuller this year!

Let your dreams come true at KBS WORLD Radio!

  • June 8~28, 2016 : Application Period:
  • June 28, 2016 : Application Period Ends
  • July 11, 2016 : TOP 18 Selection
  • June 1 ~ 28, 2016 : Event
  • July 21 ~ 25, 2016 : TOP 18 Round (Netizens' Votes Reflected)
  • July 27, 2016 : TOP 6 Selection
  • July 21, 2016 : Event Winners Announcement
  • August 12, 2016 : TOP 3 Selection
  • August 18, 2016 : Voter Participation Prize Winner Announcement
  • September 2016 : Korea Visit
  • October 6 ~ 7, 2016 : Ranking Announcement, Special Program Broadcast
Foreign nationals living outside of Korea are eligible. (Naturalized Koreans and foreign nationals of Korean descent are not eligible.)
Applicants must have a valid passport and be eligible for international travel.
If the winner is a minor, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. KBS WORLD Radio will not be responsible for the guardian's airfare or accommodation fees.
How To Enter the Contest
Preliminary Round: Pick one of the two given topics. Write a speech in Korean on the topic and film yourself giving the speech. Submit both the video and the script of your speech.
TOP 18 Round: The Korean communication skills of the TOP 18 participants each representing one of six competition regions will be evaluated via mobile group video conferences with each other and KBS announcers.
TOP 6 Round: The TOP 6 participants must write a speech in Korean on a given topic, film themselves giving the speech and submit both the video and the script of the speech.
Final Round: The TOP 3 winners will hold the final round at the KBS WORLD Radio Studios in Seoul to determine their final rankings (Gold, Silver and Bronze).
Awards and Prizes
TOP 3 : A 6-day trip to Korea (prize includes a round-trip airfare to Korea, food and lodging) / A trophy / The chance to appear on KBS programs and experience various Korean cultural activities
TOP 18 Participants : Souvenirs
TOP 6 Participants : Souvenirs
Special Awards Winners : Souvenirs
  • The Early Bird : The first participant to upload his/her video on the website
  • The Most Popular : The participant with the most number of netizens' votes
All applicants will receive a souvenir
The TOP 3 winners must be available to visit Korea in September 2016.
Any expenses unspecified above will not be covered by the KBS WORLD Radio.
If the winner is a minor, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. KBS WORLD Radio will not be responsible for their airfare or accommodation fees.
Notifications and announcements regarding the contests will be sent to the participants via the e-mail addresses provided by each participant. KBS WORLD Radio will not be held responsible for any miscommunication arising from the participant’s failure to check or read the e-mails.
Videos submitted to the contest may be used in programs or other promotional materials produced by KBS WORLD Radio.
For More Information
Contact the KBS WORLD Radio Korean Language Contest team at kbscontest@gmail.com