Thank you for your interest in the Worldwide Korea Bloggers. The application period for the second batch of bloggers was December 1 to 25, 2011 and since we received such a high volume of applications, we apologize to those who were close to the nomination but couldn’t make the final selection. Please apply again for the third batch of bloggers in 2013 — the notice will be posted roughly around the end of November 2012.
The duration of blogging activity for both the first and second btch is January 1 to December 31. Twenty of the 42 bloggers from the first batch will be joined by 30 new bloggers.
Final candidates are selected based on their blogging activities (must run a personal blog), participation in social media networks, interest in Korea or a particular field of Korean culture, and ability to communicate and write in English (writing in both one’s native language and English is acceptable). Also, extra consideration was given to bloggers living abroad who submitted a letter of recommendation from an official or the head of their local Korean Culture Center .
Successful candidates will:
o have their blog posts introduced on the Korea Blog. We post a new story every day, publishing stories from Worldwide Korea Bloggers about three times a week or 12-15 times a month.
o receive an icon for their own homepage indicating their affiliation
o receive invitations to cultural center events as a Korea.net partner (for bloggers not in Korea)
o receive invitations to various cultural events like concerts and plays (for bloggers in Korea)
o receive gifts
and a total of about five of the most active bloggers will be invited on a press tour of Korea for 3-4 days and continue blogging for the Korea Blog.
Worldwide Korea Bloggers MUST be available by email, phone, or other SNS tools at any time.
Here is a list of bloggers — both who will continue from the first group and the newly selected bloggers. We will notify successful candidates by email in the first week of January 2012.
(in alphabetical order by first name)