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Final Round of the 4th “Quiz on Korea” Show to Take Place

Date
2015-09-08
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1. The final round of the fourth “Quiz on Korea,” a global quiz show on the Republic of Korea co-hosted by the Foreign Ministry and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), will take place at KBS, Seoul, on September 10.

- Date and venue of the show recording: September 10 at KBS in Seoul
- Contestants: 22 finalists from 22 countries
- To be broadcast on KBS 1TV in the ROK and on KBS World across the world on September 28
- Prizes:
a. first-place prize of 10 million won in cash & a six-month Korean-language course at Sangmyung University
b. second-place prize of 5 million won in cash & a six-month Korean-language course at Sangmyung University
c. friendship prize of a six-month Korean-language course at Sangmyung University

2. “Quiz on Korea” is one of the public diplomacy programs conducted by the Foreign Ministry to enhance foreigners' interest in the ROK and the international image of the country. Preliminary quiz contests on the ROK are held in foreign countries and the winner from each country is invited to the ROK to compete in the final round. In the fourth “Quiz on Korea” in 2015, some 2,000 people in 22 countries participated in heated preliminary contests, which were covered by many local media outlets.

◦ In Mongolia, the ROK Embassy in the country and Ulaanbaatar Broadcasting System (UBS) co-produced and aired the preliminary round of “Quiz on Korea” held in the country like in 2014, with the first-prize winner of last year’s “Quiz on Korea” from Mongolia as its MC.

◦ In addition, in Cambodia, where a preliminary round took place for the first time this year, the show motivated some Cambodian contestants to increase their knowledge on the ROK by organizing study groups to make thorough preparations for the contest. The preliminary round was aired by the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK), an opportunity for other ordinary Cambodian viewers to take interest in the ROK.

3. The 22 winners of the preliminary rounds held in the 22 countries are on a seven-day visit to the ROK from September 5 through 11. During the visit, they will have first-hand experiences of Korean culture in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do (province), and Seoul and compete in the final round of the “Quiz on Korea” show at KBS, Seoul, on September 10.

4. The Foreign Ministry hopes that the “Quiz on Korea” event will serve as a genuine two-way festivity for youths with shared interest in the ROK to build friendship and share their own cultures with one another, as well as to promote the ROK back home as civilian diplomats.


* unofficial translation