The Korea Policy Institute (KPI) invites you to contribute your voice to the cause of peace in Korea by participating in our first Voices for Peace in Korea contest.


There are three categories for submission - visual, written, and audio - each with its own prize.  

  • For the visual category, we welcome original  submissions of 1-2 still images or 2-5 minute videos.  

  • For the written category, we welcome original written poems, essays, or narratives (with a 2500 word limit). 

  • For the audio category, we welcome original submissions of 2-5 minutes in length. 


Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize and their submission will be featured on the KPI website, posted on social media, and included in our e-newsletter.


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The contest deadline is June 1, 2021. Winners will be announced August 15, 2021.


We will not consider submissions that have previously appeared on any public platform. All submissions should be consistent with the mission of KPI and address one of the following prompts:


  • Address the role of the U.S. in the continued division of Korea and the ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

  • Consider the ways people can best promote positive changes in U.S.-North Korea relations and/or North Korea-South Korea relations. 

  • Drawing on your personal experience, communicate how the unending 70-year Korean War has affected your life, or the lives of others that you know.


The Korea Policy Institute is an independent research and educational non-profit institute that provides timely analysis of U.S. policies toward Korea and developments on the Korean peninsula. In the interest of promoting friendship between the peoples of the United States and Korea, KPI is guided by the premise that a reasonable U.S. policy towards Korea must be supportive of the legitimate desires of the Korean people for peace, sovereignty, reconciliation, and the reunification of Korea. KPI does not accept funding from any foundations or national or international agencies; its work is sustained by individual donors and a voluntary staff of scholars, media makers and those interested in peace in Korea. 

All contest prize submissions should be made here.

Queries regarding submissions should be directed to 

Voices for Peace in Korea Contest