The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) concluded the final round of the ‘Quiz on Korea’ cultural competition on 28 June, which was preceded with an online introductory lecture on the cultural competition that was held on 17 June.
After three hours of questions, Sarah Bakr Ahmed, a dentist, won first place while Maryam Abdelrahman won second place, Nesma Abdel-Alim Mohamed together with Nesma Refa'i won third place.
Contestants at Quiz on Korea cultural competition (photo credit of the KCC)
The 14 contestants who won the preliminary round of the competition took part in the event held at the KCC's headquarters in Dokki amid strict precautionary measures to maintain public safety.
The competition aims to test general information about South Korea in various fields, including Korean history, economy, language, and culture, while at the same time providing an additional incentive for fans of South Korea to continue their interest in Korean culture.
It is noteworthy that the ‘Quiz on Korea’ is an international competition organised annually for the K-Fans around the world as part of the public diplomacy programme supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and KBS television.
Quiz on Korea competition participants perform artistic shows (photo credit of the KCC)
Oh Sung-ho, director of the KCC, expressed his happiness for the resumption of offline events at the centre after a long period of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the centre is always welcoming K-fans who in fact serve as 'bridges' to promote cultural exchange between Egypt and South Korea.
After honouring the first three winners, Sung-ho granted prizes to all participants in the competition.
At the end of the ceremony, a number of the participants performed artistic shows that demonstrated their passion for Korean culture.