US Essay Contest to Win a Trip to Korea and Honor Korean War Veterans

New York, NY - The first US nation-wide essay contest entitled “Korean War Veteran’s Enduring Legacy” will be hosted by Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI USA), a Korean government agency in New York, to pay tributes to Korean War Veterans. The contest, a part of the 2012 Body & Seoul - Korean War Veterans & Families Health Appreciation Event, is held in partnership with the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA).

June 30 submission deadline; Winners and their companions will receive an All-Expenses-Paid VIP Health Trip to Korea in September 2012; Students and military families are encouraged to submit.

To participate in the contest, submit an essay at least 1,000 words in length, in English, double spaced, and formatted for 8-1/2" by 11" paper as an attachment. The essay topic is “The Korean War Veteran’s Enduring Legacy” which should be specified in the email subject line as well. The body of email must contain contestant’s name; relationship to the veteran; veteran’s name, rank and year of service; home address; email; telephone number; and a recent photo of the contestant. All entries with appropriate information and attachments must be submitted to via email no later than June 30, 2012. Select entries will be published online and as a print publication to mark the occasion. The winners will be announced in July at an official ceremony in Washington D.C.

For more information, contact KHIDI USA at, (646) 380-1143, or visit the Official Website. The essay contest is supported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the General Consulate of the Republic of Korea New York, Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), St. Mary’s Hospital, Chaum and Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine.

(Posted 6/4/12)