My City, Our World Heritage Video Competition

Deadline: 16 June 2017
Open to: age groups between 14 and 17 years old and those between 18 and 21 years old
Prizes: 1000 USD for the winner of the 14-17 years old category / 2000 USD for the winner of the 18-21 years old category


The OWHC is proud to renew for a fourth time the International Video Production Competition entitled “My City: Our World Heritage”. This competition is intended for young people of two age groups: those between 14 and 17 years old and those between 18 and 21 years old. At the invitation of the cities that have registered, the young people will be called upon to produce a video of a maximum duration of five minutes on the World Heritage City in which they live, and that will have to be published on YouTube.
Once published on YouTube, the videos produced by the young people will undergo a selection in their respective cities. Each city will choose a winning video for each of the participating age groups.


  • Young people of two age groups: 14-17 years old and 18-21 years old. They must be of the required age when they deposit their videos on YouTube. The OWHC may request proof of identity from local award-winners;
  • The cities are not required to open the competition to both targeted groups; they may decide to offer the competition to a single age group only;
  • Teams of young people are accepted;
  • The young people cannot register directly with the OWHC.  The cities register in this competition and invite the young people to take part in it;
  • The mayor of a world heritage city may hand the management of this project over to a delegated promoter.


The OWHC will invite the mayors of the two young prizewinners to officially present the winning video in their municipality. The videos of the young prizewinners will also be broadcast officially at the OWHC World Congress in Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) that will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2017. The mayors or representatives of the winning cities will be invited to speak. Later on, a representative of the OWHC will be pleased to award the winners with the international prize, namely the sum of:

  • 1000 USD for the winner of the 14-17 years old category;
  • 2000 USD for the winner of the 18-21 years old category;

The young prizewinners of the international level and the mayors of both winning cities will be awarded an honorary certificate by the OWHC. An honorary certificate will be awarded to each of the members of a duly formed team.

How to Apply?

Fill an application form with the following information;

  • Name of your mayor;
  • Name of the World Heritage city;
  • Name of the person responsible for the local portion of the competition;
  • Email address of the person responsible;

The videos must present visual elements of the city; do not overload them with text. However, sound effects, music (with lyrics or not), and a narrator (without exaggeration) are allowed. Videos made with a camcorder, a camera, a computer, or a cellphone are eligible. The video must be made or converted in the formats accepted by YouTube, namely .wmv (Windows Movie Maker, Windows Media Player, etc.), .avi (Audio Video Interleave), .mov (iMovie), .mpg (Quick Time video format).

More information on the official website.

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