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3rd New Town Initiative Naming Contest

Municipal governments (Incheon, Seoul, Gyeonggi) and LH are hosting the “3rd New Town Initiative Naming Contest” as developers of the 3rd New Town Initiative on behalf of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. The Contest is open to Incheon Metropolitan Government staff. We look forward to your interest and support.   

 ○ Target: 5 “New Town” cities (minimum 3,300,000㎡) in Gyeyang, Namyangju, Goyang, Hanam, Bucheon, and 3 small to medium cities in Gwacheon, and near Seoul Medical Center construction site, Sadang station, and the integrated transfer center.

 ○ Application Period: October 23 (Wed) ~ November 17 (Sun), 2019

    * Evaluation: November 18 (Mon) ~ Early-December, 2019 / Announcements: Mid-December, 2019

 ○ Application: Official website (
   - Please specify the city you want to name (you may apply for all 8 cities), explain your entry within 100 words. The Evaluation Panel will select winners based on how much the name reflects local characteristics and the degree of creativity. A total of 32 people will be selected for each city, including one first-place award winner, one second-place award winner, and two third-place award winners. The total prize money is KRW 70 million*, and winners will receive a Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is award.

      * In addition to the contest, if you select two of the five new cities you wish to live in, you will get a chance to win Gifticons and other souvenirs (total 600 winners)
   - You can learn more about the New Town Initiative (development overview and blueprint) on the official Contest website.
Sort Winners New Town Prizes
First Place 1 per City 8 Cities KRW 5,000,000 each /
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport award
Second Place 1 per City 8 Cities KRW 2,000,000 each/
Korea Land and Housing Corporation, etc.
Third Place 2 per City Namyangju, Goyang, Bucheon KRW 500,000 each/
Korea Land and Housing Corporation CEO award
Gangnam-gu Seoul Medical Center, Sadang station (Seocho-gu) KRW 500,000 each/
Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation CEO award
Gyosan (Hanam),
Gwacheon (Gwacheon)
KRW 500,000 each/
Gyeonggi Urban Innovation Corporation CEO award
Gyeyang (Incheon) KRW 500,000 each/
Incheon Metropolitan City Development Corporation CEO award
Participation Award 600 winners (random lottery) Universal Coffee Gifticon (KRW 10,000)

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