Welcome to the Sejong Cultural Society

The Sejong Cultural Society strives to advance awareness and understanding of Korea's cultural heritage amongst people in the United States by reaching out to the younger generations through contemporary creative and fine arts.  more

Eligibility: US and Canadian residents
Categories: sijo and essay

Status: open | New adult sijo division!
Competition deadline: April 30, 2021
2020 competition result: sijo results | essay results | winning entries

Eligibility: pre-college students
Categories: violin and piano ("virtual" competition)

Status: closed
Submission deadline - piano: October 10, 2020
Submission deadline - violin: October 24,, 2020
Winners' concert:
2020 competition: winners | judges | Winners Concert (Virtual)

The Sejong Prize for Music Composition
Eligibility: open to all composers

Status: closed
Competition deadline: June 30, 2015
2015 competition results: winners | judges

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Upcoming, Current and Recent Events
Ongoing Online sijo class for educators
Jan 2021 - Apr 2021 2021 Writing Competition
Oct 2020 - Jan 2021 WiSijo Competition

Check out our sijo and music page to see how we've incorporated sijo into contemporary musical genres ranging from hip-hop to classical

Video recordings of three high school English teachers teaching sijo writing in their classes. (VA, WI and TN)

The sijo poetry form captures a Harvard professor's imagination - Read the Boston Globe's interview of Sejong Cultural Society Writing Committee member and competition judge David McCann on sijo in America.   more

KBS2TV broadcast (in Korean) - TV news station in Korea, KBS2TV covered the Sejong Cultural Society's series of sijo events in April 2010, including a sijo-based poetry reading session with Korean traditional music, writing workshop, and seminar for English teachers.

What's New
11/15/2020 Results available for 2020 Music Competition. winners | judges | winners concert (virtual)
INFO Updated Sejong Cultural Society YouTube Channel

An introduction to the Sejong Cultural Society in Korean is now available. 세종문화회 소개 (한글)

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Sejong Cultural Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.