YORK St John University has joined forces with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to host a K-pop contest.

Lovers of 'K-pop' are invited to enter a contest and submit lyrics or album artwork for a competition launching on Monday.

Dr Yeji Han, lecturer in Korean and linguistics at the university, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for K-pop fans, songwriters, Korean language students and artists to showcase their creative talent."

To take part entrants should go to: www.yor-k.com and download an instrumental version of the K-Pop song soundtrack and write their lyrics to match the track. Album artwork submissions should reflect Korean culture.

Entries should be written in Korean for sections of hooks and choruses, and entries containing more Korean words and sentences will be favoured.

The contest winners will feature in a Korean festival taking place later in the summer, featuring a dance show, an exhibition of the artwork.

The selected lyrics will be sung and recorded by professional vocalists and York St John University student-artists. The award-winning lyrics and artwork will be released with the song through streaming platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Melon.

Winners have the opportunity to debut as an artist and be paid for copyright every time the song is played.