2008 Seoul Essay Winning Essays Collection
Greetings to all! I am Oh Se-hoon , Mayor of Seoul.It is a great pleasure to publish the 12
<Seoul Essay> AwardWinners’ Collection this year.For the past 11 years, the <Seoul Essay> Contest, which hasgenerated 612 award winners out of 7,000 submissions, has beenexploring the myriads of Seoul memories. This photo-includedessay collection, published starting last year, delves into a rangeof stories on art, culture, and traditions in Seoul. As it is in e-book format, it is available everywhere in the world.As for this year, 14 winners’ essays are the precious fruitsborne in outstanding narratives on the people, culture, lifestyles,and festivities of Seoul. I would like to give a warm round of applause to all the winners for expressing their love for Seoul,and also extend my gratitude to all the participants who narrowlymissed their chance this time. I would also like to thank all thestaff for their unceasing effort, from essay screening topublication.I sincerely hope that the “12
<Seoul Essay> Award Winners’Collection” will publicize a variety of interesting stories onSeoul throughout the world so that Seoul can take a step closerto other cities around the world as a clean and attractive city.Thank you.
Mayor of Seoul