|A poster for the 2021 Korean Food Video Contest / Courtesy of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
By Jun Ji-hye
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is holding the 2021 Korean Food Video Contest, in which any foreign national living in or outside Korea is eligible to participate, the ministry said Sunday.
The contest is aimed at sharing how to cook, eat and enjoy Korean food with people around the world.
It consists of two sections ― a cooking video about kimchi and Korean traditional ingredients called "jang," and an eating video about any Korean food.
Participants can upload video clips of up to 30 minutes about the topics on the contest's official website and their own YouTube channels or Instagram accounts.
Those who have more than 500 subscribers in their social media accounts are classified as Group A, while those who have less than 500 subscribers are classified as Group B.
A total of $81,000 and $53,000 will be awarded to winners in Group A and Group B, respectively.
The submission period is until Dec. 18, and winners will be announced on Dec. 28.
"We will utilize the concept of the hit drama Squid Game to promote the contest," a ministry official said. "We hope many foreign nationals will participate in the event and have an opportunity to enjoy Korean food."