K-Pop India Contest 2021

Hear hear Hallyu enthusiasts, India’s biggest Hallyu Event is back! An event so momentous for us Desi Hallyu wave surfers, even a pandemic cannot stop it!

On the 8th of April, the social media accounts of The Korean Cultural Centre of India, the prime organisers of this annual festival, lit up with a bold post announcing the contest’s return.

K-Pop India Contest 2021

However, as the nation lies in an unfortunate state of pandemic affected emergencies, the organisers have decided to conduct the 1st and 2nd regional rounds of the contest completely online. Information regarding the final rounds will be disclosed later as we progress into the competition.

Following are the current guidelines and instructions released by the Center along with the announcement. Please go through them carefully!

1. Online Round will be conducted from 30th April 2021 (11 AM) till 31st May 2021 (11:59 AM)
2. We request all participants to follow the safety guidelines issued by their State Government.
3. Contest will permit BOTH Solo and Group Entries.
4. We also request all participants to wear a mask if filming in public spaces.

Information regarding the participation registration, detailed guideline and the Final Round will be disclosed on a later date.

While we all await further instructions, we hope you’ve already started prepping your top act for the contest! It’s gonna be one fierce competition and we can’t wait to see you participate!

The previous leg of the competition saw a tooth and nail competition among some of the finest talents across India, showcasing how Hallyu has not just emerged as an entertainment industry within India, but rather an art form and a discipline of creativity and self-expression.

The finale of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was also conducted virtually but on a grandiose scale with addresses from BTS, and H.E. Park Yang-woo, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Government of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Shin Bong-Gil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. The live stream was widely watched and the winners and participants were rewarded handsomely!

We can only imagine what this year’s contest has in store for us! Stay tuned to find out as we bring you the latest updates.

New to Hallyu and don’t know what to expect? Find our coverage of the previous years’ contests here!