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2021

Achieving Peace and
Reconciliation through
Heritage Interpretation

The Preparatory Office for WHIPIC, International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites under the auspices of UNESCO, is launching a Video Contest for the 4th Webinar of the ‘World Heritage, Multiple Memories’ Webinar Series. This contest aims to show how heritage interpretation can contribute to achieving peace and reconciliation at World Heritage and other heritage sites.

Background

Interpreting heritage that is contested, conflicted and difficult is becoming increasingly important. This contest will showcase ‘best practice’ in interpreting difficult heritage through public engagement and participation. The submission should be in video format. The top three entrants will be qualified to participate in a webinar in May 2021.

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Subject

Your video will need to demonstrate how reconciliation and peace have become part of protecting and managing sites of difficult/contested history. You can choose a World Heritage site or another heritage site. Your work will be used as a promotional material for heritage interpretation via online exhibitions or other events.

Submission Specifications

  • Video with a length of five minutes (1280x720 HD or larger)
  • Written Script for the video (under 1,000 words)
  • Production Note that outlines how the work addresses the key themes and how it reflects the interpretation of the heritage (under 1,000 words)
  • Completed application form

Language

  • English
  • Entrant’s native language (English subtitle must be provided)

Criteria for the Judgment

Criteria Relevance to
theme
Contribution
to awareness
Production
values
Scoring
(100 credits in total)
40 credits 30 credits 30 credits
  • Relevance to Theme : The extent that your video and written work corresponds to the theme of ‘Achieving Peace and Reconciliation through Heritage Interpretation’.
  • Contribution to awareness : The level of your work’s contribution to enhancing public awareness of the significance of heritage protection and interpretation.
  • Production Value : The creative approach and aesthetics shown in your production process.

Contest and Webinar Schedule

  • Submission of entries : Monday 26 April – Friday 30 April 2021 at 18:00 Korean Stadard Time
  • Judging : Monday 3 May – Wednesday 5 May 2021
  • Announcement of winners : Friday 7 May 2021 (Tentative)
  • Presentation Webinar : Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Tentative)
  • Online Exhibition : From June 2021

How to Apply

  • You will be able to submit your video in the week 26 April - 30 April 2021.
    Submissions close at 18:00 Korean Stadard Time on 30 April 2021.
  • Apply online at the contest website : www.heritageinterpretation-whipic.org
  • To register, upload your video on YouTube and submit its URL to the website, where you will be required to write some specifics (written script and production note) of your submission.

Prizes

Type Winners per category Prizes
Grand Prize 1 USD 2,000
Excellence Prize 2 USD 1,000
Distinction Prize 3 USD 500

Note

  • WHIPIC reserves the right to use and distribute winning entries for non-profit purposes to raise the visibility of World Heritage.
  • Plagiarized entries will be disqualified. This includes direct copies, imitations, composites, or modifications of other work. If plagiarism is discovered after a prize has been awarded, the recipient will be required to return all monies awarded to him/her.
  • Applicants must take all due caution to avoid infringing upon third-party copyright.
    All responsibility shall lie with the applicant in the case of disputes.
  • Prize monies may be adjusted according to the entries submitted.
  • Prize-winners may be subject to taxes in relation to their receiving of the prize.
  • Some winners will be required to participate in the Heritage Interpretation Webinar on 26 May(tentative) which will be operated in English. Details will be informed to the winners.

Reference Sites

Further Information: whipic@unesco-whipic.org

World Heritage, Multiple Memories
Webinar Series