Annual Korean Speech Contest

Every year on Hangul Day, MUKSRH hosts an annual speech contest. This speech contest is open to contestants aged 16 and over who are currently engaged in full-time education and are studying Korean privately or in Korean language courses in institutes or at universities in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Each year we change the topic for the competition. Judges from the Consulate and from Korean language schools in Melbourne are invited to choose the winners. Since 2018, we have seen 48 young people compete from three educational institutions in Melbourne.

The Fifth Annual Korean Speech Contest 2022

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The Fourth Annual Korean Speech Contest 2021

1st prize : Angel Xim-Yeng Choong (Major: Biomedicine)

"Hi, I'm Angel, a 2nd Year student at Monash University. Ever since I was young, I loved watching Korean dramas and listening to Korean music! These interests made me want to discover more about Korea, its language and culture, which was why I decided to start learning Korean last year. Winning this award has been a huge encouragement for me to further my Korean studies and I am extremely honoured to have received this award! With this award, I hope to save up for a trip to Korea (hopefully in the near future) and also purchase a few Korean novels to improve my language skills."

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  1. Manting Zhang (Major: Marketing)

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  2. Nazurah Binte Sharonizam (Major: Publich Health)

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  3. Christopher Lee (Major: Dentistry, La Trobe University Student)

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This year the speech contest was carried out entirely through video entries, and was also open to all Korean studies’ students in Australia. Students submitted a video of themselves giving a three-minute talk in Korean on the following topics:

Korea and me during the COVID-19 pandemic


How I get through times of troubles?

The winners were announced on Hangul Day (9 October 2020) and the candidates were assessed on their presentation skills and linguistic competencies.

The overall winner in 2020 was Sneha Satya Sai Karri (The University of Sydney)

The runners-up were:

  • Cheyenne Lim (Monash University)
  • Jamie Chuen Kiang Lim Young (Monash University)
  • Abigail Ik Wen Yong (Monash University)


The overall winner in 2019 was Hirzi Putra Laksana (The University of Melbourne)

The runners-up were:

  • Yeng See Leong (Monash University)
  • Jizhen Zhang (Monash University)
  • Yasmin Gurleyen (Monash University)


The overall winner in 2018 was Zhihao (Momo) Chen (Monash University)

The runners-up were:

  • Anna Gaing (Monash University)
  • Cheyenne Lim (Monash University)
  • Danae Smith (Monash University)

Annual Korean speech contest

Competitors, judges and hosts of the 2nd Annual Monash University Korean Speech Contest 2019

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The annual speech contests have been supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2017-OLU-2250002).