2024 Wisconsin Sijo Competition(The 4th Annual)
Deadline: January 15, 2024 (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
third annual Wisconsin Sijo (WiSiJo) competition.
This competition is only open to residents of Wisconsin.
Write one sijo in English on a topic of your choice.
*Only one entry per applicant is permitted.
*Past Grand Prize winners of the Wisconsin Competition are not eligible.
- Adult (age 19 and older)
- Senior (ages 14-18)
- Junior (age 13 and younger)
- 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.
- 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.
- Past Grand Prize winners of the Wisconsin Competition are not eligible.
- There is no entry fee for the competition.
- 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.)
- A limited number of entrants in the adult division of this year’s WiSiJo competition will receive a complimentary copy of Richard Rutt’s The Bamboo Grove: An Introduction to Sijo, thanks to a partnership with the University of Michigan Press and additional funding from the Hyuk Yu Fund for Korean Studies.
- For more information please visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for East Asian Studies webpage:
Past Competition Results
- 2023 Wisconsin Sijo Competition: Winners | Judges | Winners' Sijo
- 2022 Wisconsin Sijo Competition: Winners | Judges | Winners' Sijo
- 2021 Wisconsin Sijo Competition: Winners | Judges | Winners' Sijo
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Wisconsin Sijo Competition is a collaboration between CEAS at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Sejong Cultural Society.