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My Dream of the Future Essay & Speech Contest

In Celebration of the 2016 National Foundation Day of Korea

My Dream of the Future Essay & Speech Contest

for Adolescents with a Korean background

Do you dream of becoming the next international pop star? What about the first Canadian Prime Minister of Korean descent? Will you be a future actress just like Sandra Oh or Grace Park? Hope to be the most successful Korean entrepreneur in Canada?

Lets talk about your dreams for the future as a person of Korean Heritage who lives in Canada. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Education Centre in Canada are launching the 1st <My Dream of the Future Essay & Speech Contest> for Korean adolescents in Ontario. Your essay should discuss how your dream will help boost bilateral relations between Korea and Canada (culturally, politically or economically). $1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded this year and the grand prize winner will be invited to give a speech at the 2016 Korean National Foundation Day ceremonies. See below for details:

Eligibility- Anyone the ages of 12 -17 of Korean Descent in Ontario (Including Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Study Permit holders, Single-side Korean families & Adoptees)

Topic - My Future Dream and how to achieve the dream as someone of Korean descent living in Canada and how this dream will help enhance Canada-Korea relations.

What to do –

  1. Download the application form at

  2. Write an essay and give a speech in English

  3. Submit by email to

Division - Students G 7-9 or Ages 12-14: Maximum of 2 pages Essay (letter size)

Students G 10-12 or Ages 15-17: Maximum of 3 pages Essay (letter size)


-Submission Deadline: September 18, 2016 24:00 (by email only)

-Competition finalists will be announced: September 20, 2016 17:00 on the KEC website (

-Competition and Awards ceremony: September 23, 2016 at the Korean Consulate General in Toronto.

* Schedule may be changed as needed

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