‘Send me to Ireland’ video competition

Embassy of Ireland

 On Monday, 6 October Embassy of Ireland and the Irish Association of Korea will launch the 2014 Send me to Ireland’ Video Competition for university students in Korea. This video competition titled ‘Send me to Ireland’ offers Korean undergraduate students the chance to compete for an opportunity to experience Ireland from an educational, cultural, and academic perspective.

The competition seeks to raise awareness about connections between both Ireland and Korea, and offers the winner an opportunity to study in one of Ireland’s leading private language institutes for one month.

Participants are invited to make a fun, creative 3 minute long video on the theme Send me to Ireland. The entrants are free to share their experiences, impressions and hopes within the context of the topic and are encouraged to film on location in Korea. The video must be a maximum of 3 minutes with 90 seconds or more in spoken English.

The first prize will include one month of study in the Emerald Cultural Institute (, including accommodation, return flights from Korea to Dublin courtesy of Etihad Airways, and spending money. Runners up will receive cash and cultural prizes.

In the video ‘Send me to Ireland, participants should answer the following four questions;

1.     Who are you and why do you want to go to Ireland?

2.     What do you see when you think of Ireland?

3.     How will studying in Ireland benefit you?

4.     How will you share your experience in Ireland with your friends?

The competition is open to enrolled, full time, undergraduate Korean students. The steps are simple. Make a video no longer than 3 minutes using any digital device including phones and digital camera. Secondly, upload the video onto Third, fill out the application form available on the Irish Association of Korea website and send it to The last date of acceptance is November 10th, 2014, 6pm Korean Local Time.

Speaking at the launch of the competition the Ambassador of Ireland to Korea, Aingeal O’Donoghue said

“I am excited about this innovative new competition we are launching in Korea. It is a great opportunity for us to engage more with young Koreans and I look forward to seeing what they have to say about Ireland.”


Contact details

If you have any questions relating to this competition please contact the Embassy of Ireland by emailing or by calling 02 721 7218

About the Irish Association of Korea 

The Irish Association of Korea (IAK) is a volunteer organization which has been operating in Seoul since the 1990s with the goal of promoting Ireland and all that comes under the banner of ‘Irishness’. The members of the IAK are made up of Korean citizens and expatriates residing in Korea. The IAK uses regular events to display the diversity of Irish culture, and as a means of educating people in Korea about Ireland. The IAK is a registered non-profit association in Korea and membership is open to anyone who has an interest in Ireland or Irish culture. Please visit for further details.