Prize money offered for singing the Saemaul SongThe Saemaul Globalization Foundation (SGF), a nonprofit organization funded by the North Gyeongsang provincial government to promote the Saemaul Movement, is holding an international song contest to advertise the movement's worldwide legacy.
The Saemaul Movement, also known as the New Community Movement, was a political initiative launched in 1970 by Korean President Park Chung Hee to modernize Korea’s rural economy.
Contestants participating in the contest can win prize money for submitting a video of themselves singing the Saemaul Song in English or French. Two grand prizes of 5 million won ($4,177) will be rewarded to an English and French winner, while 2 million won will be given to the runners-up. Six English and six French third prize winners will each receive 500,000 won.
Anyone can enter the contest as an individual or a team by creating videos of themselves singing all four verses of the Saemaul Song and sending the videos to the SGF at email@example.com. The winning entries will be announced in September.
BY SHIM KYU-SEOK [firstname.lastname@example.org]