The Second Annual Korean Speech Contest 2019

DATE: May 10, 2019, 5:30-9pm §

Place: Building H, Room 116 (ground floor) Caulfield Campus, Monash University

(close to Caulfield Railway Station) §


1st prize: One cheque for $AUS 1500.00 §

3 Runners up prizes of cheques for $AUS250 §

DATE: May 10, 2019, 5:30-9pm §

Place: Building H, Room 116 (ground floor) Caulfield Campus, Monash University

(close to Caulfield Railway Station) §


1st prize: One cheque for $AUS 1500.00 §

3 Runners up prizes of cheques for $AUS250 §

Qualification Round

To be eligible to compete in the final on May 10, 2019, you will need to pass the qualification round. Send in a video of yourself giving a 3 minute talk in Korean on:

‘Learning languages are important to me because…

learning Korean is important to me because….’

Upload the video to a website of your choice and send the link in your entry email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure the link functions so the judges of the preliminary round can view the video online without needing to download the video and without needing to log in.

Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes. No special presentation requirements (for example: Power points etc) are necessary. Videos do not need to be professionally edited. Videos only need show the candidate speaking.

The competition organiser is not responsible for any technical malfunction of any communications network or any late, lost, incorrectly submitted, delayed, ineligible, incomplete, corrupted or misdirected entry whether due to error, transmission, interruption or otherwise.

The competition organiser is not responsible for any lost, late or misdirected entries.

The time of entry will be deemed to be the time the entry is received by the competition organiser.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Open to all second language learners of Korean who are 16 years of age or over, and currently registered part-time or full-time in education at institutions in metropolitan Melbourne.
  2. All applicants who are under the age of 18 must provide the written and signed consent of a parent or guardian to ensure that they have permission to compete in this competition. The signed parental consent should be scanned and sent by email to Andrew David Jackson ( along with your application information before the deadline for entries of20 April, 2019 at 11:59pm
  3. Only apply for the competition if you are available to attend the final contest on May 10, 2019 in person.
  4. The competitor who appears in the video must be the same competitor who is planning to compete in the final.
  5. The talk should be a monologue in Korean by one person on the topic listed above

All competitors will be split into three groups for the qualification round and final competition:

Group 1 - less than one year since you began learning Korean in an educational setting or through structured self-study

Group 2 – less than two years since you began learning Korean in an educational setting or through structured self-study

Group 3 – more than two years since you began learning Korean in an educational setting or through structured self-study

If you are unsure which category you belong to, please contact us at the contact email below.

Judges will select a maximum of 18 participants for the final on May 10, 2019 (around six in each category). The selection for the finalists will be judged by a panel of three Korean language specialists, and this will take place on 29 April at 3pm at Monash University, Clayton.

The judges for the final will be announced at the event on May 10, 2019.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Chance plays no part in determining the winning.

In the final on May 10, 2019, one winner will be selected from each category. From these three category winners, the most outstanding candidate will win the first prize, and three other candidates will be awarded runners up prizes. Awards will be made based on:

-Korean language ability (in relation to experience learning Korean)

-originality of content and creativity

Deadline FOR ENTRIES: 20 April, 2019 at 11:59pm§

Please note: Late entries will NOT be considered.

All successful competitors will be sent an invitation by email by April 30, to compete in the final on May 10, 2019. Successful competitors will then be informed of the topic for the final.

How to apply:

Send all entries to the dedicated email address of the Monash University Korean Studies Korean Speech Contest:

In your application, please state

1) Your full name

2) A list of all Korean study you have undertaken with dates. You should include courses at educational institutions and structured self-study.

3) Your contact details (address, phone number and email address)

4) The link to your video

5) A scanned copy of student ID from an educational institution in Metropolitan Melbourne

6) Scanned parental consent form with signature (if necessary)

For any further questions, please contact Andy Jackson ( Please do not send your entries to this email.

For terms and conditions see:

Terms & Conditions

Please note:

  1. The promoter of the competition is Monash University (ABN 12 377 614 012) (Monash).
  2. Information on how to enter this competition and prize details published by Monash form part of these terms and conditions of entry (Terms).
  3. All entrants agree to the Terms upon submitting their entry.
  4. The competition organiser reserves the right at any time, to verify the validity of entries and Eligible Entrants (including an entrant's identity, age, and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process
  5. Entries must be received during the Competition Period. Entries will be deemed to be accepted at the time of receipt and not at the time of transmission. Incomplete, inaudible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be taken by Monash for lost, late or misdirected entries.
  6. This competition is a ‘game of skill’ and chance plays no part in determining the winners. All entries will be judged individually on their merits based on the rules and conditions of the competition.
  7. Monash reserves the right to: a) cancel, terminate, delay, modify or suspend the competition at any time; b) withdraw the invitation to participate from any person, including where that person incorrectly receives an invitational email; and c) amend or vary these Terms during the Competition Period.
  8. The winner(s) will be chosen as outlined in the above details.
  9. Prizes must be taken as offered and are not redeemable for cash or an alternative prize. Prizes are not transferable.
  10. Monash reserves the right to disqualify any entry or entrants at its discretion at any time. Monash’s decision on all aspects relating to this competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. Monash may request further information from the prize winner to confirm the prize winner’s entry is eligible and complies with these Terms. This may include, for example, requesting proof of identity.
  12. By entering, entrants: (a) confirm that any content they submit is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of third parties; (b) grant Monash a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive licence (with the right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, communicate with the public and otherwise exploit the submission content in any media for any purpose (including to advertise or promote any of Monash’s products or services); (c) consent to any act or omission by Monash that would otherwise infringe any moral rights that may subsist in the entry; and (d) agree to the use of the entry (in whole, edited or altered form) and the entrant’s name for the purpose of promoting any aspect of this competition, Monash and any of Monash’s products or services in any media worldwide; and (e) agree to sign any further documentation required by Monash to give effect to this clause.
  1. The image and text submitted must not contain or include:

    (a) any material which might infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of third parties;

    (b) any explicit material such as harsh/coarse/abusive language, alcohol, drugs, sex, nudity or violence;

    (c) the name, image, likeness or voice of any person (apart from the entrant).

  2. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure they are readily contactable through the information provided at the time of entry.
  3. If a winner does not respond to claim the prize within 5 days of Monash attempting to contact the winner, the winner forfeits the prize. If this occurs, Monash may conduct a re-draw and offer the prize to other entrants until a valid winner has been contacted. The newly drawn winner will be contacted using the contact details provided at the time of entry.
  4. Unless otherwise agreed, Monash will send the prize by post to an Australian address nominated by the winner. Monash accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from accepting a prize. Independent financial advice should be sought.
  5. Monash accepts no responsibility and shall not be held legally liable or responsible for any accident, loss, injury or damage to any individual or property whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the competition or the prize, either during or after the competition.
  6. Without limiting clause ‎17, Monash makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability of any goods or services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, Monash is not liable for any loss suffered to person or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by Monash or its employees or agents, in connection with the arrangement for the supply of goods and services by any person to the prize winner, and where applicable, to any persons accompanying the prize winner. This clause does not affect any rights a consumer may have which are unable to be excluded under Australian law. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability of Monash or its employees or agents for breach of any such rights is limited to the payment of the costs of having the prize supplied again.
  7. Entrants' personal information may be collected by Monash, and may be disclosed to Monash’s contractors and agents (including without limitation marketing and promotional agencies, information technology providers and database service providers) to conduct, administer and publicise this competition and for future marketing and promotional purposes. If an entrant does not provide the personal information requested by Monash, or it is inaccurate or incomplete, Monash may determine that the entrant is ineligible to win a prize. Entrants can request access to their personal information by contacting Monash on 03 9902 9589. Monash's privacy policy is available at
  8. This contest is organized by Monash University Korean Studies and supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2017-OLU-2250002).