Win a holiday to Seoul

18th September 1998 at 01:00
....and a Daewoo multimedia computer for your school. The Times Educational Supplement, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), and Daewoo invite essays from school students on the subject:

KOREA OLD NEW.

Co-host for the 2002 World Cup, Korea has in the last few decades burst on to the world stage. Rapid development has brought massive changes. Seoul, home to 12 million people, is evidence of migration from the countryside to cities. Lifestyles and family systems have changed along with the shift of jobs from farming to industry. Today, one in every four Koreans is a Christian, where only a generation ago most people followed Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shamanism. None the less, the old Korea survives. Because the rich cultural heritage - from Korean wrestling and Tai Kwon Do to music, dance and fine arts - is valued and preserved, Korea is a fast-growing tourist destination. Essays are invited that address the old, the new, and the changing face of Korea.

* PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE - Return tickets to Seoul, one week's hotel stay and spending money for student plus guest One Daewoo multimedia computer for student's school FIRST RUNNER-UP Two prizes - one for each age category Daewoo combined 21in TV video for student 28in TV and video for school SECOND RUNNER-UP Four prizes - two for each age category Daewoo combined 14in TV video for students

* RULES

Essays, 1,000 words in length, should be typed on A4 paper, and must be submitted by October 31, 1998.

Entrants must be aged between 13 and 19 on 1 September 1998 and essays will be judged in two categories (A: ages 13-15; B: ages 16-19). Only one essay may be submitted per person, and each essay should be accompanied by an application form. The Times Educational Supplement reserves the right to publish the winning essays.

Please mail this form together with your Essay by Saturday, 31 October 1998 to: Essay contest, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 60 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ.

For further details, please contact: Essay Contest, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 60 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ. Tel: 0171 227 5500; Fax: 0171 227 5503; email: informationkorean-embassy.org.uk

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