UNESCO/AWHF African World Heritage Day Instagram Photo Contest 2018 (Win a trip to Tanzania, South Africa or Cabo Verde)

UNESCO/AWHF African World Heritage Day Instagram Photo Contest 2018 (Win a trip to Tanzania, South Africa or Cabo Verde)

Deadline: April 30, 2018

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) invite entries for the African World Heritage Day Photo Contest 2018. Specially conceived for young people between the ages of 18 and 28, #MyAfricanheritage is an Instagram 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.

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.

The top three entries will win a trip for two to one of the following World Heritage sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) & Serengeti National Park (United Republic of Tanzania), Robben Island (South Africa) and Cidade Velha, Historic of Ribeira Grande (Cabo Verde).

Prizes

  • 1st Prize: Trip to 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: 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: 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

The winners will have a unique opportunity to discover these extraordinary sites and the people who work on a daily basis to preserve them.

The prizes have been generously offered by:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authorities
  • Robben Island Museum and the African World Heritage Fund
  • Instituto do Património Cultural (IPC) in charge of Cidade Velha’s management.

In addition, the photos of the top ten entries will be published on the websites of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and African World Heritage Fund (AWHF).

Eligibility

  • Open to young people between the ages of 18 and 28

Application

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

For more information, visit African World Heritage Day Photo Contest.

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