Title : 2018, 6th Annual Dokdo and East Sea History Essay Competition
Purpose of the Competition:
To raise awareness of the Korean island of Dokdo and the history surrounding it.

Essay Topic:
Research and write an unbiased paper about the history of the Dokdo Island.
What is the significance and the importance of this island to the two countries
South Korea and Japan?
Please also include the history of the East Sea and the history behind the said sea's name in your essay.

Deadline : Sunday, June 10, 2018 (11:59PM : EST)

▶ Guidelines: Essay Competition Format: English:
* Please send all essay entries and questions to: ( )
Please remember to format the email title this way so that it will be recognizable; otherwise we might miss it:
[Dokdo Essay Entry] [Grade/Region(State), Country / cell phone] Your_Name_Here/000-000-0000
[Dokdo Essay Question] [Grade/Region(State), Country] Your_Name_Here
[Dokdo Essay Entry] [College Sophomore/MA. USA / cell phone] John Smith / 000-000-0000
[Dokdo Essay Question] [9th Grade/Toronto, Canada] John Kim

▶ Participation
Middle School/ High School / College / Adult (Grade 5 – Adult)

▶ Essay Rules: Only one essay entry per student. Students must write their essay in one language: Either Korean or English.

=> English:
– Essays must not exceed 5 (Five) pages in length (Letter Size , Margins Normal). Excluding bibliography.
– Essays must be written in Times New Roman font and should be sized 11 (eleven).
– Only single spacing (No double spacing, triple spacing, etc…).
– Must submit a MLA formatted bibliography along with your essay.
– Please try to use primary sources over other source materials.
– Please submit all essays in PDF format
– Please note to follow these guidelines and rules otherwise your essay will not be entered.

=> Korean (한국어) :
– 에세이는 5 페이지 (Letter Size , Margins Normal)를 초과 할 수 없습니다. 참고 문헌 제외.
– 에세이의 글씨체는 맑은 고딕 (Malgun Gothic)으로 작성하고, 글자크기(font size)는 10로 해야합니다..
– 한줄띄기만 허용합니다. (NO 더블 간격, 트리플 간격 등 ..제외).
– 참가자들은 에세이와 함께 참고문헌 (즉, 참고 자료 출처)을 제출해야 합니다.
– 에세이 첫 페이지 상단에 자신의 이름과 이메일 주소, 학교이름, 학년, 지역 (빠른 연락을 위해 cell phone 번호를 표시하십시요.) 등을 표시해야 하며, 수상시 상장에 표기하고 싶은 자신의 이름을 영문으로 반드시 적어야 합니다.

Dokdo and East Sea History Essay Judging Criteria :
1. Historical understanding : 30%
2. Important points : 25%
3. Research : 20%
4. Conclusion : 15%
5. Writing style & quality : 10%

Dokdo and East Sea History Essay Competition
Deadline : Sunday, June 10, 2018 (11:59PM : EST)

▶ Eligibility
• This competition is open to all residents in the world regardless of ethnic background.
• All essay competition participants will receive gifts.
• The all essay competition participants must also send an email to ( ) by June 10, 2018 regarding what they learned while writing the essay as well as what they felt when participating in the competition.

▶ Prizes:
This Dokdo trip award is for one Dokdo Essay Competition winner.
This is a 2 night and 3 day trip from Oolungdo to Dokdo (Fully Paid Trip from Oolungdo to Dokdo. The award recipient has to pay for his/her own plane ticket to Korea and back, but once arrived in Oolungdo, the 2 night and 3 day stay is covered by the Dokdo Trip Award).

1st Place (Tablet and Award Certificate)
2nd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
3rd Place (Gift Card and Award Certificate)
Honorable Mention (12) (Award Certificate)

Korean Culture, History and Education Foundation of New England
The Grapevine Times

(The Korean-American Community of New England)


Sponsored by : Gyeongsangbuk-do | NE Hanyang Alumni Association | NE Korea University Alumni Association | NE Choongang University Alumni Association | ME Korean School | Munsusa | Min W. Suh | Choong Lee | Susie Kim | Seoul Choong-Ang High School Alumni Association-NE | Hyoungbeom Kim | The Korean-American Society of NH | The Korean-American Association of RI | Soon-Yong Han | The Korean-American Citizens League of NE | Jee B. Lee | Kang W.Lee | Kilza Lee Jhung | Sooihn Hong | Anonymous Donor | (Names are listed in no significant order : Sponsor will be continue to updated)


[1] We reserve the right to use all submitted pieces in future publications of the KCHEFNE and TGT(The Grapevine Times) with no compensation to the authors. We reserve the right to not award any prizes.
The essays and content that were submitted to the Dokdo History Essay Competition are property of KCHEFNE and The Grapevine Times. The essays and content are not to be published without our direct consent.

[3] Everyone who entered the Dokdo History and Proper Naming of the East Sea, Essay Competition is invited to the award ceremony. There will be complementary Korean food (Kimbab, Bulgogi, Japchae …etc.) after the award ceremony.
[4] We reserve the right to not give out complementary gifts.

  Name:    TGT

   Posted : 3/2/2018 || 9:05 PM