2019 K-Pop World Festival in Atlanta

May 11, 2019

<News Release>

2019 K-Pop World Festival Regional Preliminary in Atlanta

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and KTN MEDIA are co-hosting the fourth annual United States South-eastern Regional* Preliminary of the 2019 K-Pop World Festival.
* Georgia, Alabama, Tennesse, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico

Date/Time : Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
※ All participants must be present by 9:30 am for registration and rehearsal.

Location : KTN Ballroom
(4675 River Green Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30096)

– Please be informed that the first round of the competition will be on online audition. Applicants selected by a panel of judges will be given an opportunity to perform or sing at the Regional Preliminary event.
– To apply, be sure to film and upload your performance video on YouTube, and send the completed application with your video link to info@ktnatlanta.com no later than Sunday, May 26, 2019.
– The finalists for the Regional Preliminary in Atlanta will be announced on the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korean in Atlanta and the KTN website (https://www.ktnatlanta.com/) on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Eligibility and Requirements
Personal Status
– Must be a foreign national other than Korean
– Must eligible to travel to Korea.
– Must reside in the southeastern U.S. region.
– Applicants whose parents have ever held Korean citizenship are not eligible to enter the 2019 K-Pop World Festival Regional Preliminary in Atlanta. Those with one parent who has held Korean citizenship can join the preliminary.

Group Formation
– For groups in the vocal category : Total number of dancers must not exceed 2 persons (no limitation on the number of singers).

  • For groups in the performance category : There is no limitation on the number of group members, but it is highly recommended for the group to have the same number of members as the original K-pop group.

Results and Prizes
– Results of the preliminary will be announced immediately after the end of all performances.
– Interviews with the winners of the competition will follow the announcement
– Prizes
a) The top three performing groups from the Vocal and Performance category will be awarded trophies and other gifts.
b) The top winner from Vocal and Performance will advance to the next round in which the winners will be judged again by the winners’ video. The selected winners of the final rounds will be invited to perform at the World Final Round of the 2019 Changwon K-Pop World Festival on October 11th as the United States representative(s).

※ The U.S. representatives will stay in Korea for two weeks for a variety of activities such as lessons for voice and dancing, and Korean cultural experiences. All expenses for travel including round-trip airfare, accommodation, and meals will be offered by the organizer.

– Should you have any questions regarding this competition, please contact sghong18@mofa.go.kr.

Application form(please refer to www.ktnatlanta.com or the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta)