22 May 2013

Selection of the jury for the international video production competition ”My City, Our World Heritage”

The Organization of World Heritage Cities is proud to present the persons that are that are jury members for the international video competition My City, Our World Heritage:

  • Ms. Ines Yousfi, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Mr. Serge Martin, president of Les Grands Explorateurs, special adviser for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative of the United Nations Foundation and patron of the OWHC
  • Mr. Denis Ricard, secretary general of the OWHC

Under this competition, young people between 14 and 17 years of age and between 18 and 21 years of age are asked to produce a video of a maximum duration of 5 minutes expressing their vision of the world heritage city in which they live and to publish it on YouTube.

A prize of $ 500 and one of $ 1000 will be awarded by a representative of the OWHC in the world heritage cities that have won the competition. The winning videos will also be presented at the 12th World Congress of the OWHC that will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, from November 19 to 22, 2013. The mayors of the winning cities will then be honoured.

In addition, the OWHC will give great visibility to the participating cities by broadcasting on its Web site the videos of their representatives.

The terms and conditions of the competition are available at the following address: http://www.ovpm.org/en/my_city_our_world_heritage_international_video_production_competition. The registration of your city and the production of the videos must be completed by the end of June 2013.


Chantale Émond
Project Office – Youth Program and Jean-Paul L’Allier
[email protected]