|Esther Hyunjin Yoon||Marie Alexis Miravite|
The Korea Times and the Northeast Asian History Foundation are proud to announce the 12 winners of the 2013 International Dokdo Essay Contest.
The given topic of their essays was Ten Truths about Dokdo — Not Known in Japan.
Esther Hyunjin Yoon, a senior at Yongsan International School of Seoul, won the Gold Prize. She will receive 1.5 million won in prize money and a plaque.
Marie Alexis Miravite, a student of multimedia studies in the University of the Philippines Open University and Kim Mi-na, a student at Namsan Middle School in Changwon, won the Silver Prizes.
Each of them will receive 500,000 won in cash and a plaque.
Three people were selected as Bronze Prize winners. They are Choi Seung-ho, a retired English teacher, Murray Barnett, and Hong Chang-ki, a student at the Mander Portman Woodward Cambridge.
They will be each given 300,000 won in prize money with a plaque.
Six notable entries were selected.
They are Bang Jun-suk, Kwon Sun-chang, Guangyu Qiao, Prasanna Bolla, Jeffrey Cahak and Park Eun-ji. Each of them will receive a gift certificate worth 50,000 won.
All winning essays will be published in The Korea Times, a booklet and an e-book.
The winners will be individually informed of the schedule for the award ceremony.