In Partnership with 2018 PyeongChang Legacy Foundation



PyeongChang calls for your creative ideas!

Share your ideas and win a $1,000 cash prize.


"How to transform the Olympic Plaza site into a Peace-themed Landmark and enhancing sustainable regional development?"

Do you remember the Opening Ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympic Games where 200+ delegates of the two Koreas marched together under the Korean Unification Flag? The event was marked as a turning point momentum for peace and reconciliation of the Korean Peninsula amidst the high tension of nuclear threat. (*Reference:

After the 2018 Winter Olympics, City of PyeongChang is seeking its way to continue the legacy as an Olympic city of peace, and transform the Olympic Plaza Site into a sustainable, peace-themed landmark.


The site has returned to a blank canvas since the Olympic stadium was removed. PyeongChang is now seeking creative ways to transform this site into a global hub of peace that engages changemakers, social innovators and creative practitioners in the development of sustainable peace in the Korean peninsula and beyond.


Population of PyeongChang 

43,666 (2013)


Beautiful Mountain ranges, Temples, Clean air, Ski resorts, Golf course, Conferences, Eco/wellbeing tourism

Distance from the Capital of Seoul

1hour 40 minutes (Fast train) / 2 hour 30 minutes (Drive)

More information about PyeongChang Tourism

Basic Information about

The Olympic Plaza Site & The City


200 Hoenggye-ri, Olympic-ro, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea


145,621 square meters

What do you imagine the Olympic Plaza site to be like in the future?

The idea challenge is open to anyone and the idea can be anything from a simple or detailed ideas on potential facilities or programs, a governance system to an economic model.

Please remember that "Peace" & "Sustainability (social, environmental, economic)" are the two core values of this project.


The submission can be in any format- drawing, video, writing, photo image, etc. If you have a further inquiry please leave your message at our contact form. Looking forward to your creative suggestion!


Thank you very much for your interest in making PyeongChang a sustainable city of peace! 

The call for application is now closed because of reaching the full number of submissions.

Thank you to all who submitted applications. Applications will be carefully reviewed and the finalists and winners will be notified individually by email.  


1st Prize $1,000 USD x 1 winner
2nd Prize $500 USD x 2 winners

3rd Prize $100 USD x multiple winners

*Winners are invited to present their ideas on stage during the Open Voice Program on Oct.5.



  • An applicant may submit more than 1 submission.

  • Submission is valid only when the applicants complete the submission form.

  • The intellectual property rights of the idea belongs to the applicant but the Challenge organizer can share, publish, exhibit or display the contents for the purpose of non-profit usage. 

  • There could be no winners should the selection committee decide to select none.

Idea Challenge Submission Form
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You can also submit your ideas via email to

Even though you email us the idea file, you should complete this form for the entry to be valid.

Your personal information entered in this application will be collected and used solely for the purpose of application process and statistical analysis for the Better Together Challenge 2019.

Thank you for your interest. The call for application is now officially closed.