2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest

UNESCO prioritized youth as the main driver of innovation and change for sustainable development and emphasized youth participation. Especially, since intangible cultural heritage relies on community transmission, the role and participation of young people leading future generations is very important.

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Guidelines
    • – UNESCO prioritized youth as the main driver of innovation and change for sustainable development and emphasized youth participation. Especially, since intangible cultural heritage relies on community transmission , the role and participation of young people leading future generations is very important.
    • – As UNESCO Category 2 Centre for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, ICHCAP( International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) plans to provide young practitioners with an opportunity to develop their own safeguarding activities and raise awareness of intangible heritage among young people in general.
    • – (TIP) ICHCAP organized the 2016 ICH Multimedia Contest for the general public to promote visibility and raise awareness of ICH. In 2016 and 2017, ICHCAP operated a youth ICH video documentation project, called the Youth Meets ICH, for youth teams selected from contests and expert recommendations.
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See the prize-winning works of the 2016 ICH Multimedia Contest

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See the making video of Youth Meets ICH

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See UNESCO’s Tell your #livingheritage Story-ICH through the Eyes of Youth 

    •     – The previous entries are provided for your reference only and are not relevant to the theme, eligibility and other details of this contest.

What is youth ICH storytelling?

  • A story on how future generations are transmitting specific ICH elements in the Asia-Pacific region
  • A story that conveys the importance of safeguarding and sustaining Asia-Pacific ICH and its transmission by future generations
  • A story on practicing, safeguarding, and transmitting ICH with community-based youth participation in the Asia-Pacific region
  • ※ ‘ICH elements’, ‘ICH safeguarding’ and ‘ICH communities’:See here.

Entry qualifications

Youth in the Asia-Pacific region (Born 1983-2001)

Categories

  • Young practitioners
    • Theme: My Dream, My ICH
    • Contents: Storytelling on themselves as a ICH young practitioner
    • Format: Photo essay or video content
  • General youth
    • Theme: Youth Meets ICH
    • Contents: Storytelling on ICH in their daily lives or met in traveling
    • Format: Photo essay or video content

Submission specification

  • Photo essay
    • Photo: about ten to fifteen high-resolution photos (3624×2448 or larger, JPG/PNG)
    • Essay: between 900 and 1,500 words
    • Language: English (The entrant’s native language may be used only when necessary. Must include English descriptions.)
  • Video content
    • Video: a video work with a length of three to five minutes (1280×720(HD) or larger) and 30-second highlights (WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV)
    • Photo: five to ten still images (3624×2448 or larger, JPG/PNG)
    • Language: English or the entrant’s native language (English subtitles must be provided if the entrant’s native language is used.)

Judging criteria

Scoring
(Out of a total of 100)
Relevance to theme Contribution to awareness Aesthetic value
40 30 30
  ※ Entries will be screened in the first round and judged by a judging panel in the second round.

  • Relevance to theme 
    • (For young practitioners) The extent that the work can convey the life and dreams of youth practitioners of Asia-Pacific ICH in the spirit of the
    • 2003 Convention
    • (For general youth) The extent that the work conveys a story of a specific Asia-Pacific ICH element in the spirit of the 2003 Convention
  • Contribution to awareness 
    • Level of contribution to enhancing public awareness of the importance of ICH in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the communities and youth safeguarding activities thereof
  • Aesthetics
    • Level of aesthetic completeness and composition completeness of works

Contest schedule

  • Submission of entries : 15 July to 15 October 2019
  • Submission method : Online registration on the contest website
  • Announcement of prize-winners : November 2019. Notification will be posted on the ICHCAP website; prize winners will also be individually contacted.
  • Prize-giving : December 2019 to January 2020
  • Online exhibition : Permanent exhibition from December 2019

Submission method: online registration

  • Digital file should be attached when submitting the application form
  • Online application process : Access website  E-mail Registration  Contest submission  Submission confirmation
  • Note
    • Only entries submitted before 15 October (Thu) 24:00 (Korean Time) will be valid.
    • Attached digital files shall not be greater than 2GB.
    • If a digital file exceeds 2GB, include a link (URL) to an open account (Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.). (A confirmation e-mail will be sent within forty-eight hours, excluding weekends.)
    • For winners only, subtitles script and clean version file(.MOV) must be submitted for future translation of subtitles, even if the video content was submitted in a different format. (Individually guided)

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