Deadline: 8th November 2020 | The 2020 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest invites students to conduct in-depth intellectual works on how ASEAN and Korea can navigate through the present uncertainties and turn this crisis into an opportunity. This year, the Contest seeks to enhance academic and professional quality of submissions by engaging professors as advisors for the essays and allow co-authorship (up to 2 students).

ASEAN-Korea Digital Partnership in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Under the pandemic, physical or social distancing has been actively promoted to counter the spread of the disease. This has in turn accelerated rapid digitalization in every aspect of daily lives, and cooperation in digital field has become more important than ever. ASEAN and Korea have been partnering in many areas in the digital sphere including e-commerce, e-learning, IT startup and social media. How can ASEAN and Korea strengthen their digital partnership in the post-COVID-19 era? What are the areas of ASEAN-Korea digital cooperation to be eyed on?


English Korean
Max. 4,000 words or 10 pages
Times New Roman
12 points
1.5 interlinear
Max. 3,000 words or 10 pages
11 points
1.5 interlinear
*Abstract: 500 words / 1 page

The contest invites all ASEAN and Korean undergraduate and graduate students
– Submissions must be endorsed by an academic advisor (professor)
– Applicants can submit as a team consisting up to 2 students
* For team entries, all members must meet eligibility to participate in the Contest

– English or Korean

Submission by: 8 November 2020 (Korea Standard Time)
Winner Announcement: 10 December 2020
Required Documents:
1) Essay
2) Abstract
3) Application form (by participants)
4) Recommendation form (by advisor)

For complete information and to apply, head to the official link below:


Apply before 8th November, 2020