Thursday, November 12, 2015

Arequipa, November 5 2015

The OWHC disclosed during its XIII World Congress in Arequipa (November 3 to 6) the names of the winners of the 2015 edition of the International Video Production Competition “My City, our World Heritage”. The awards for the 14-17 years old category and the 18-21 years old category were presented in the presence of the Vice-president of the Organization, Mr. Jorge Castro Muñoz, and the OWHC Secretary General, Mr. Denis Ricard.

The members of the jury were Ms. Ines Yousfi of UNESCO’S World Heritage Centre, Mr. Serge Martin, President of Grands Explorateurs and patron of the OWHC, as well as Mr. Denis Ricard.

The jury wishes to point out the high quality of the 25 videos presented by 18 member cities in good standing of the OWHC: Sucre (Bolivia), Hué (Vietnam), Grenada and Cordoba (Spain), Warsaw and Cracow (Poland), Lamu (Kenya), Oaxaca and Puebla (Mexico), Regensburg (Germany), Guimarães, Elvas and Evora (Portugal), Safranbolu (Turkey), Denpasar (Indonesia), Gwangju, Andong and Gyeongju (Republic of Korea).

The evaluation criteria of the jury were the following: 1) the quality of the production; 2) the processing of the content 3) the originality and creativity.

The winner of the 14-17 years old category

The international winner in the 14-17 years old category is Mr. Gabriel Alejandro Sánchez Martínez, of the city of Oaxaca (Mexico), for the video En la punta del huaje.

The mayor of Oaxaca, Mr. José Javier Villacaña Jiménez, was proud to receive during the XIII World Congress the certificates of honour, one of which is for the young winner. The $500 US prize will be directly given to the winner.

The winners of the 18-21 years old category

The international winners in the 18-21 years old category are Joon-ho Hur, Han-gyu Lee, Do-yun Lee, Min-seong Kim and Seo-jeong Kim, of the city of Gwangju in Republic of Korea, for the video Gwangju "My city, our world heritage"

The representative of the Mayor of Gwangju, Mr. Park Deok Soon, was also proud to receive during the World Congress the certificates of honour, one of which is for the young winners. The $1,000 US prize will be directly given to the winners.