#MyAfricanHeritage

#MyAfricanHeritage Instagram Photo Contest by UNESCO

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) invite entries for the #MyAfricanHeritage Instagram Photo Contest.

Specially conceived for young people between the ages of 18 and 28, #MyAfricanheritage is an online contest aiming to promote the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. Each participant will post a photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List along with a brief description of the site’s significance to the participant and his/her personal experience during the visit.

Share your photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List with the hashtag #MyAfricanHeritage and follow us on Instagram to have the chance to win one of the prizes.

The theme of the third edition of African World Heritage Day, to be celebrated on 5 May, is “Cherishing our African Heritage” and is dedicated to African youth. This celebration will also serve to raise awareness of the value of African heritage and the need to preserve it for future generations.

#MyAfricanHeritage Prizes

  • 1st Prize

A trip to the United Republic of Tanzania to visit two World Heritage sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park.

The prize includes

  • Two return air tickets to United Republic of Tanzania and ground transportation
  • Full board accommodation for 5 days for 2 people
  • Entrance to the World Heritage sites
  • Guided tours
  • 2nd Prize

A trip to South Africa to visit the World Heritage site of Robben Island.

The prize includes

  • Two return air tickets to South Africa
  • Ground and ferry transportation to Robben Island
  • Full board accommodation on the island for 3 days for 2 people
  • Entrance to the World Heritage site and a guided tour
  • 3rd Prize

A trip to Cabo Verde to visit the World Heritage site of Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande.

The prize includes

  • Ground transportation from Praia to Cidade Velha
  • Full board accommodation for 3 days for 2 people
  • Entrance to the World Heritage site
  • Guided tour

Flight tickets are not provided

  • The Top 4 to 10 Winners

The top 4 to 10 winners will have their photos showcased on the World Heritage and the African World Heritage Fund websites.

Selection Criteria

Entries to the #MyAfricanHeritage Instagram photo contest will be evaluated keeping in mind the following criteria:

  • Creativity

Is the photo original and aesthetically pleasing? We are looking for creative stories and unique photo shots!

  • Content

What is your connection to the site? The World Heritage site should be clearly identified in the photo.

  • Composition

Does it capture the exceptional character of the site? We will evaluate the composition of the photographs submitted.

How to Apply

Share your photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List with the hashtag #MyAfricanHeritage and follow UNESCO on Instagram to have the chance to win one of the prizes.

The winners of the competition will be announced on the African World Heritage Day, 5 May 2018.

Deadline: 30th April 2018

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