The 4th K-POP Singing & Dancing Battle is your chance to show off what you've got. Put your name in the hat and audition on Saturday, September 6th. But you have to hurry, the deadline to apply is this Friday, August 29th at 5:00 pm.
To be Eligible, an applicant and the majority of group members should meet the following requirements.
- Non-Korean or with mixed racial background whose native language is not Korean. OR
- 2nd/3rd generation Korean American born and raised in the U.S, whose native language is not Korean.
- Persons under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
1st - (MVP): $500 plus Smartphone sponsored by LAKFF
2nd - $200 (2 Teams)
Popularity Prizes - $100 (2 teams)
As the Korean following, known as Hallyu, continues to rise in popularity throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America, events like these have swelled in attendance. 400,000 are expected to attend over the 4 days to participate in a variety of activities this year. Check out the event site through this link: LAKFF.
Organized in 1973, the Los Angeles Korean Festival Foundation was founded by leaders of the Korean immigrant community of the greater LA area. These leaders saw the importance of preserving their ethnic identity and organized this Festival. The Los Angeles Korean Festival is one of the largest ethnic celebrations in the nation.
The mission of this festival was summed up on Eventbrite:
"The mission of the Los Angeles Korean Festival is not only to provide an opportunity for the young Korean-American second generation to appreciate their culture and heritage, but also to serve as an instrument for which people from all ethnic groups can learn and experience Korean culture."
So don't hesitate! Take the next step and submit your application today. Apply here!
by Melodie Everson
Blossom Petal Productions and EXTREME Hallyu fan
Founder of To: Hallyu, with Love