Message from screening committee
The judges gave top marks for a writer’s ability to express ideas coherently and in a logical fashion that read easily.
For the entrants whose essays aimed to offer insight into Korea’s role on the international stage ahead of G20 Seoul Summit, special regard was given to those who showed an understanding of the structural nature of the issue, and in doing so came up with practical suggestions to make improvements.
The large number of countries represented in the submission pool reflects the progress Korea has made on the world stage and also signifies the expanding global reach of The Korea Times.
Our sincere congratulations go not only to the talented prize winners, but to all of the finalists who demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of their subjects and entered excellent essays in the contest.