The Angolan Embassy here, along with Busan University of Foreign Studies and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, organized a competition for students aimed at raising awareness of Angola, including its culture, geography, economy, people and the African country’s Portuguese language.
The Concurso Angola, or Angola Contest, was first organized last year. Embassy organizers said they will launch the contest again this year, because of the success of last year’s competition in raising awareness about Angola in South Korea.
|Angolan Ambassador to South Korea Albino Malungo (second from left) poses for a group photo with last year’s Angola Contest winner Lee Hyeonhee (second from right), along with Dato Harun Ismail (left), ambassador of Brunei Darussalam and dean of the Diplomatic Corps., and Ko Jae-ho (right), president & CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, last year in Seoul. (Angolan Embassy)|
First place winners in 2013 were Kim Ji-hoon, Lee Hyeon-hee and Park Min-jeong who submitted a group project called, “Cadeia Productiva Agricola” (Agricultural Production Chain). The group won 3 million won.
Second place winners were awarded 2 million won for a video titled “Her Story,” which delved into the story Queen N’Ginga. The third place prize went to a project entitled, “The Reality of Education in Angola And a Proposal for Educational Reform.”
The top three winners were presented their awards jointly by Angolan Ambassador to South Korea Albino Malungo and Dato Harun Ismail, ambassador of Brunei Darussalam and dean of the Diplomatic Corp., and Ko Jae-ho, president & CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Registration for the contest must be submitted by July 18 and projects must be submitted by Aug. 18 with finalists to be announced by Aug. 30.
The projects can be written papers in Portuguese of 3,000 words or less, photographs or other images are permitted; a video work of 10 minutes or less in Korean with Portuguese captions or in Portuguese with Korean captions; or an audio or other artistic work.
For more information about the contest, those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the embassy at (02) 792-8463.