As some of you may know (if you’ve subscribed to our newsletter), Simon’s helping out over at KoreaTaste.org. It’s a site run by Korea Tourism that’s trying to promote Korean food. We both love Korean food, and it’s a shame that it’s not immensely popular. They’re trying to encourage more people to blog about their Korean food experiences, which is something we in fact wish we did more of as well. So, as incentive to get people to blog more about Korean food, they’re hosting a contest. Sign up to be a blogger with KoreaTaste.org and post an entry or two (or ten) about your Korean food experiences. Got a Korean food restaurant in your area you like? Just discovered Yang Nyam Chicken? Make a video, or shoot some pictures, or just write about it. Grand prize for the contest is a trip to Korea. Yes. A freaking trip to Korea! They’ll fly you here and give you an awesome Korean food experience :D Second prize is the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is supposed to rock, and third prize is a really good camera. Honorary prizes are given out as well.

Anyhow, we hope some of you would be interested in this. Find more about the rules of the contest here. If you’re new to WordPress, find out how to put up your blog posts here, or, if you’re really bad with WordPress, you can email your posts to [email protected]

  1. I know I am too late but I thought you could check this out anyway.

    Let me know what you think!

  2. Just a quick question.. When I click Apply to be a blogger, there is a spot for About Me (I know what to do) and Your blog address and it has the http:// thing going on.. Does it mean like wordpress site? Twitter? or the Koreataste site? I don't know what to put in the box labeled "Your blog address"

  3. oh, forgot to write my username. It's julija :>

  4. I can log on koretaste.org but I can't put in any posts there. Could you please check whether they got my application? Big thanks!!!^^

  5. I applied for it on Sunday and still haven't got any e-mail. Should I wait a bit longer? :>

  6. it isnt letting me make an account.. it says it sent an email but i still havent got it what do i do (i checked spam)

  7. do i have to be korean?
    what do u need to win? im sort of confused about how this works but i would love to go to korea!

  8. So cool! Can't wait to enter this contest, my sister and I are going to the Asian market near us to make Dok Bok Ki from scratch.

  9. Do I have to use wordpress or can I use tumblr?

    • You have to put in posts into their system. So, if you have a tumblr account already with some posts about Korean food, you can just copy them into KoreaTaste's system to enter the contest. That's all :D

  10. I have a question. Is this trip for one person or 2 because I wouldn't want to be by myself. Want my Bestfriend to go with me.

  11. Does it necessary have to be a blog on wordpress? Is it possible to use blogger? Cause I am kind of used to it, so it makes things easier ;]

    and btw, I am truly grateful that you promoted the event heret! Without you I wouldn't have had a clue! Big thanks!^^

  12. Is it true you have to be 18+ to go because I am only 16 aswell but L.O.V.E korean food

  13. This sounds so cool! I know a korean restaurant near my place. But when I tried to Join it says my username has illegal characters.. But its just letters in the alphabet.. And do you have to do a video? My throat is sore and I sound horrible right now because it's getting cold outside. So I don't really like doing videos during winter times..

  14. Here, in Estonia, there isn't a place where you can eat Korean food. Absolutely none.
    I could make some gimbap, but I would have to order seaweed from another country in Europe.
    Can't I just blog about my dream where I ate loads of Korean food that tasted delicious? :( Just kidding.
    But dropping a comment anyway, maybe you'll have any ideas what could I do.

  15. Hey it's say to be 18 + to join.
    So I can't join I'm 16.

  16. Sounds great, is there a closing date?

  17. Uuu I wanted to write a blog but I never received my confirmation e-mail.

  18. I signed up and started!! That website is awesome!!

  19. You have inspired me!! I have been thinking about starting a blog- just didn't have the motivation. Combine two of my favorite things as a prize, Korean food and Korea, Blog has been started!!!

  20. Ok, does making a video about making korean food and blogging about the first time experience count?

  21. The only Korean food I’ve had in restaurants were run by my fellow Chinese. XD But I’ve eaten really well before thanks to Korean friends. Does that count?

  22. is it about COOKING Korean food or eating Korean food?

  23. Question!

    What if you just arrived in Korea, do you know if those who enter must be outside of the country? My fiance and I would LOVE to make a food blog about our new experiences here (we've been here 20 days).

  24. Damn! No grocery stores close by with kimchi?

  25. Oh man! Why doesn't Nova Scotia have more Korean food!?! WHYYYYYY??

  26. do i have to own a blog or is twitter accunt enough??? (please say yes! please say yes! please say yes!!!) =D

  27. Do you have to be outside of Korea to do this? I run the Korean expat Blogosphere's most important blog about fine dining in Jinju's Geumsan Myun. I have a lot of things to say about Korean food. I don't think I would win the contest because my writing is full of comma splices and I can't take a picture to save my life, but I'm down with the cause.

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