1st Media Translation Contest (Film & Webtoon)

  • onAugust 4, 2020
  • byKorean Literature Now


The 1st Media Translation Contest hosted by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea is open to all aspiring translators around the world.


Submission Guideline:

• The contestant may enter in two categories: Film and/or Webtoon.

• Target Languages

   1) Film: English, French and Japanese

   2) Webtoon: English, Chinese and Japanese

• The contest comprises three rounds. 10 contestants will be longlisted after the first round. Following this, 5 contestants will be shortlisted for the final round.

• Source texts for the First Round

   1) Film: "김희선" directed by 김민주

   2) Webtoon: "안녕, 엄마" by 김인정

• Deadline for the First Round: August 20th

• The source texts for the following rounds will be announced closer to their dates.

• Prize: 2,000,000 KRW (First Prize), 1,000,000 KRW (Second Prize)

• Restrictions: Must not have published more than one translation in either of the categories.

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