2009 – III. Delphic Games: South Korea

III Delphic Games 2009 (Jeju / South Korea) : September 9 – 15


“In Tune with Nature”


H.E. In-Chon YU, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea
Mr. Tae-Hwan KIM, Governor of Jeju, Self-Governing Province


Mr. Prof. Geonyong LEE, President, Korean Delphic Council
Mr. Jong-Duck LEE, Chairperson of the Organising Committee
Mr. Sang Man LYI, Former IDC President


Delphi, Greece
Kastalian Spring Ceremony – three months prior to the GamesKorea – serveral places
Water ceremony
Composition of a HymnJeju
Street parade in Jeju
Opening Ceremony
Delphic Arts Competitions
Delphic Arts Festival
Closing Ceremony


From 54 countries – according to the Organising Committee – among them Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Czech, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen

Art Categories and Disciplines

Acoustic Arts

Singing, instrumental, electronic sounds


Dance, theater, circus


Literature, lectures, moderation

Visual Arts

Painting/graphics, sculpture/installation, photography/film, architecture, design, fashion, handicraft


Exceptional artists are honoured with special awards such as Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, Lyre Awards and Laurel Awards
All Participants received a Certificate of Participation, Games Handbook, and Poem Book

Ecological Arts

Landscape and city planning, preservation and conservation of Nature, Buildings, Memorials and Monuments


Jeju Halla Dom
Culture & Art Centre
Jeju Stone Park
Shinsan Park
Jeju Media Center
Delphic Hall of Fame
Delphic Agora – Meeting place

Social Arts

Communication, internet, media, pedagogic, didactic