|Title||Yesan hosts the 30th National Writing and Painting Contest in Memory of Chusa Kim Jeong-hui|
- Kim Ok-nam wins the top prize and Kim Taek-su wins the second prize
The 30th National Writing and Painting Contest in Memory of Chusa Kim Jeong-hui was successfully held at the House of Chusa Kim Jeong-hui.
At the contest held to honor the epigraphist, skillful calligrapher, and Silhak (Realist School of Confucianism) scholar of the late Joseon dynasty who was born and raised in Yesan, 429 calligraphy enthusiasts from around the country signed up. The top honor (National Assembly Chairman’s Prize) went to Kim Ok-nam from Seoul.
Kim Taek-su, a resident of Hongseong, finished second place and was given the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Prize. Three people were honored with Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Governor’s Prize and they were Lee Mi-ran, Park Gwang-mo and Baek Seung-gyu.
The 21st National Youth Writing and Painting Contest was held the day before and attracted participants among elementary, middle and high school students under the age of 19. The Grand Prize (Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Prize) went to Lee Seong-jin, a first-year student at Mansu High School in Incheon. At the 4th National Calligraphy Contest, Baek Jeong-gyeong from Seoul went home with the top prize (Chungcheongnam-do Provincial Governor’s Prize).
The award ceremony will be held this December during the exhibition period.
Meanwhile, this year’s competitions were accompanied by a wide range of fascinating events and programs including the Chusa’s Scent Concert, Madang-nori Eolssudang performance, Confucian scholar experience, other experiences of traditional culture, and writing and painting performance.
A county official said, “We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the National Writing and Painting Contest in Memory of Chusa Kim Jeong-hui, the National Youth Writing and Painting Contest and the National Calligraphy Contest. It brings us great joy that we got to honor Chusa Kim Jeong-hui together with calligraphers from around the country and to promote Yesan nationwide.”