Contest Outline

Contest Overview

“Eye Level Literary Awards”is a global writing contest for children to encourage reading and writing activities while develop juvenile literature. Each year, the foundation calls for entries in English poem and essay. The children can boast their literary skills by submitting English poem and English essay. The winners will be awarded cash prize while foreign winners will be invited to the award ceremony holding in South Korea.


- English Poem : Elementary School Students or children under the age of 12

※ Born on or after 2012. 1. 1

- English Essay : Middle – High School Students or age between 13-18​

※ Born between 2006.1.1 ~ 2011.12.31





- Open topic, No limit on the length or style

※ English Poem : Submit 2 or more poetries

※ English Essay : Submit 1 or more essays

Group (Only Poem)

- Open topic, Submit 1 or more poetries, free topic per applicant

※ No limit on the length or style



Number of Winner(s)


Elementary School

Grand Prize


Certificate & 500USD prize

Gold Prize


Certificate & 300USD prize

Silver Prize


Certificate & 100USD prize

Grand Prize (Group)

The group with the greatest submissions (requires more than 101 submissions)

Certificate & 3,000USD worth books

Second Prizes (Group)

5 Groups with more than 100 submissions (First-come, first-served)

Certificate & 1,000USD worth books

Middle/High School

Grand Prize


Certificate & 1,000USD prize

Gold Prize


Certificate & 500USD prize

Silver Prize


Certificate & 300USD prize

※ Applicable tax may vary

※ For foreigner winner, we offer a round-trip flight ticket and accommodation voucher to Grand prize winners.
(including 1 guardian for each winner)


- Application period : 2024. 6. 1.(Sat) ~ 8. 31.(Sat) until 5pm

- Announcement : 2024 late October (expected) * To be announced on the website & individually

- Awards ceremony : 2024. 11. 29.(Fri) 16:00

How to apply

- Application on the award website :

-Sign up online on the website and submit the poetry with application

※ In case of submitting the poetry by mail, it is mandatory to write on a single side(no double side allowed)

※ The poetry no. and the name of student should match when filling out the work.

Mail application

298, Beotkkot-ro, Geumcheon-gu, Seoul
(Daeryoong Post Tower Building 6 Eye Level Literary Awards / Award Management Office)


* Rights and liabilities on the application work

- All rights (including additional copyrights) to the winning works of the award will be subject to belong to the organizer, The world Youth & Culture Foundation and Daekyo Culture Foundation.

- In case of utilizing the winning work of the award, it may be subject to be processed, edited, or supplemented as a derivative work.

* Notice before applying

- Applicable tax may apply for cash prize (according to the country-specific criteria)

- The award will be canceled, and the certificate and prize will be withdrawn in the following cases:

① If the work is unfair such as plagiarism, or violates all compliance details

② If the work includes modifications included in textbooks or corrections made by adults(parents or instructors)


- Eye Level Literary Award Operation Office(E-mail Only)


· * Make sure to enter [EYE LEVEL] in the mail title.