Wisconsin Sijo Competition

Deadline: January 18, 2021 (11.59pm CST)

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Sejong Cultural Society are delighted to announce the introduction of a new sijo competition. This competition is only open to residents of Wisconsin.

Write one sijo in English on a topic of your choice.

Divisions

  • Adult (age 19 and older)
  • Senior (ages 14-18)
  • Junior (age 13 and younger)

Eligibility

  • Contestants must be legal residents of Wisconsin. Those temporarily residing out of state (e.g., military members or college students) are allowed to participate.
  • Contestants must participate in the division appropriate for their age. Younger contestants may not apply to a higher division.

Entries

  • One sijo per contestant is permitted.
  • All entries must be written in English. If Korean or another language is included, the entry will be judged on its English content alone.
  • A title for the sijo is not required.
  • Entries must be submitted using our application form (above). Entries submitted via email will not be accepted.
  • The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Sejong Cultural Society reserve the right to reprint any entry submitted to the Wisconsin Sijo Competition in future publications.

Prizes

  • Adult division: Grand Prize ($400), two Runners-Up ($200 each)
  • Senior division: Grand Prize ($300), two Runners-Up ($150 each)
  • Junior division: Grand Prize ($200), two Runners-Up ($100 each)
  • The judges may decline to award a prize.


If you have any questions, please contact us at writing@sejongculturalsociety.org.