Quiz on Korea!

UPDATE: If you were too shy or didn’t have time to apply for the quiz, you can join The Live Quiz Round on Saturday 6th July 2013 at 2.30pm! This Live Round quiz is open to the public to watch so come on down to the Korean Cultural Centre and join in the fun! Those who would like to watch the final round of the Quiz on Korea must send the Embassy an email on quizonkorea@koreanembassy.org.uk

Do you love Korea? Do you enjoy quizzes? Do you enjoy free trips? If the answer is yes then we have the ideal competition for you! The second ‘Quiz on Korea’ is taking place soon, and by displaying some of your knowledge on Korea, you’ll be in with a chance to win yourself a once in a lifetime trip to Korea to represent the UK in a live quiz covered by KBS!

Quiz on Korea

Application submission deadline now extended to 30th June 2013!

Arranged by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea, this quiz is:

“a public diplomacy project to raise the awareness and interest about Korea of non-Koreans in the United Kingdom. If you think you know enough about Korea then this is your chance to compete with others who share the same passion about Korean music, films, history and culture”

So far, a lot of competitions to win trips to Korea in the UK have been largely focused on aspects of K-pop, like singing and dance cover contests. Now everyone can join in as this is focused on general knowledge about Korea, a great chance for people who may have felt they were not coordinated enough to join in previous competitions (like us).

The format of the quiz is pretty simple. There are three rounds:

Round 1 is held at the Korean Cultural Centre UK on Saturday 6th July 2013 and is a multiple choice quiz on aspects of Korean culture like history, films etc. There will also be a special Live Round that the public can join at 2:30pm!

Round 2 is an interview for the top 10 contestants who pass round 1.

Round 3 will see the remaining top 5 contestants from round 2 compete in a live quiz.

The UK finalist will then be taken to South Korea in August to compete in the final!

Please note: Some of the questions will be in Korean, especially as the stages progress, so you’ll have an advantage if you’ve got a grip of the language. There are also some limitations on who can enter, so please check details below:

Quiz on Korea 2013 – 퀴즈 온 코리아

Application Submission Deadline Applications must be sent via email only to quizonkorea@koreanembassy.org.uk by Sunday 30th of June 2013
Confirmation of Participation All contestants should receive an email confirming their participation.
Quiz on Korea UK Qualifying Round Saturday 6th July, Korean Cultural Centre UK
  First Round 60 multiple choice questions sit-in test
Second Round Interview
Third Round Live quiz
Result Announcement Saturday 6th July
Quiz on Korea Final 30th of August 2013, Seoul
Winner must be available to travel unaccompanied to Korea between 23rd and 31st of August 2013 [Actual dates to be confirmed]

Contestant Eligibility

  • Any foreign national, who can speak Korean and/or English.

*It is possible that the Final in Korea will consist of questions in Korean

*There will be extra points for Korean proficiency

  • Individual and his/her immediate family member should never have held Korean citizenship.

*Overseas Korean nationals are not eligible for this contest

  • The winner of the Quiz on Korea UK Qualifying Round must be available to visit Korea for the Final from 23 to 31 August 2013 [Actual dates to be confirmed]
  • Contestants should be 18 and/or over.


The Winner will visit Korea and participate in the Final.
2nd Prize winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
3rd Prize winner will receive a Samsung Digital Camera.
4th and 5th Prize winner will receive a K-POP DVD.

For more detailed info and the application form can be found via this link2013 Quiz on Korea UK Rules & Guidelines

Korea is more popular than ever at the moment in the UK and no doubt there will be a lot of people interested in joining this quiz. With so many Korean related events happening all over London each week we’re sure there are quite a few Korean knowledge buffs out there! You’ve heard the music, craved the food and seen the films and dramas, now it’s your chance to have your own Korean adventure! Let’s put all that knowledge to good use! This is a great opportunity to take part in a fun event, with some amazing prizes! The Quiz on Korea Final will be filmed by KBS and broadcast by KBS and KBS World!

PLEASE NOTE: The submission deadline for applications have now been extended to: 30th June 2013!

Don’t miss out on the chance to win a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Seoul Namsan Tower Night view


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