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NAKA Essay Competition on Peace in Korea

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<2015 NAKA Essay Competition>

CREATE YOUR OWN ROAD MAP TOWARDS
PEACE IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA!

Korea remains the only divided nation in the world, with ongoing military tension and threat of another war. Although there were periods of hope, reconciliation, and prospects for peace and reunification, especially in 2000 through the June 15th South-North Korea Joint Declaration, and the Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity on Oct. 4th, 2007, the situation has since regressed and tensions remain high today.

THE ESSAY CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES

THE TOPIC:
What ideas would you propose to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and to bring about more lasting peace and prospects for the reunification of Korea? (Include historical efforts towards peace and reconciliation and your visions for the future.)

PRIZES:
$1000 each to winners in high school and college/undergraduate categories
$500 each to three runner-up winners in each category

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1.The contest is open to any students in the said categories residing or studying in the U.S.
2.Submission should be in English, sent in via email, 2000 to 4000 words,with proper citations and references as needed (which do not count toward the word count).
3.On a separate sheet, under the title of the essay, include name, grade, school and contact information (email, phone, mailing address).[Please do not include this information on the essay itself.]
4.The deadline for submission is July 27, 2015. The winners will be announced Aug. 15, 2015.
* Winners shall allow NAKA to publish essays or use excerpts in its promotional materials.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
A committee of judges composed of experts will consider creativity, originality,applicability and presentation.

SEND QUESTIONS OR SUBMISSIONS TO: Nakaadvocacy@gmail.com
NAKA, 3883 Plaza Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Sponsored by the William Cho Peace Center/National Association of Korean Americans, Inc. (www.naka.org)


(Office) 5/1/2015