Daesan Literary Awards for Young Writers


Daesan Literary Awards for Young Writers aim to improve the emotional state of young people, contributing to a well-rounded education, and it serves as a literary scholarship to uncover and train literary talents that will play a leading role in the future of Korean literature. The Foundation calls for works in the categories of poetry (traditional Korean poetry) and fiction from middle and high school students, as well young people in the applicable ages, from across the country; superior works are selected, and the Foundation conducts a writing camp where selected students and reputable writers attend. A final winner is chosen. Prize-winning works are published in a widely-distributed anthology while award-winners benefit from grants to support the meeting of young writers and the publishing of a literary magazine in order to nurture and foster literary skills and friendly relations. In 2010, 1,434 people submitted their works. A committee composed of six prominent writers was entrusted with evaluating the submitted works and the organization of the camp, and a total of 80 candidates were selected. A literary competition was organized during the camp, and 40 award winners were chosen. The award-winning works were published in a collection titled Leather Dress Shoes Android.