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Nominations open for Korea Multicultural Youth Awards

The Korea Times is accepting applications for the 6th Korea Multicultural Youth Awards with the aim of promoting diversity and supporting talented children from multiracial families.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Korea Press Center at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18. Each of the 10 winners will receive one million won and a plaque.

The Minister of Gender Equality & Family Award will be awarded to the most outstanding individual or group.


  1. Outstanding elementary school students
  2. Outstanding middle school students
  3. Outstanding high school students
  4. Outstanding volunteers
  5. Individuals or groups that have made extraordinary contributions
Two winners will be selected from each of the five categories. Nominees for categories one to three should be Korean nationals with at least one foreign-born parent or foreign citizens who have lived in Korea for three years or longer with legal status.

Nominees for categories four and five do not require a multiracial background.

Nominations for categories one to three require a copy of the student's record and a recommendation letter from their homeroom teacher.

The nomination must be made by one of the following people or organizations — a school teacher, principal, head of civic or public organization or an embassy.

Closing date for nominations: Nov. 10

Host: The Korea Times
Sponsors: Ministry of Gender Equality & Family, Ministry of Education, Asian Friends, Korean Association for Multicultural Education, Seoul YMCA, Korea Support Center for Foreign Workers

The nomination form and more details can be found on the website of The Korea Times at

Send nominations to or the newspaper's office:
14F, WiseTower, 17 Sejong-daero,
Jung-gu, Seoul

The winners will be announced on Dec. 5.

For further information, call (02) 724-2359.

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