Do you like making videos?

Are you between the ages of 14 and 21?

Would you like a chance to win a cash prize
and international recognition?

Every two years, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) holds an international short video competition. Young people, ages 14-21, are invited to submit 5-minute videos about their World Heritage City reflecting on the year’s theme. The videos are evaluated in two age groups, 14-17 years old and 18-21 years old, and cash prizes are awarded to the winners.

The competition is held in two stages:

  1. Local Stage: Young people submit their videos about Philadelphia and one local winner is chosen in each age category.
  2. International Stage: The OWHC evaluates the videos submitted by each World Heritage City, including Philadelphia. One international winner is chosen in each age category and awarded a cash prize.
    • Age 14-17 Prize: $1,500 CA (about $1,180 USD)
    • Age 18-21 Prize: $3,000 CA (about $2,360 USD)

The deadline to submit your video
for consideration at the local stage is 

MAY 1, 2021


2021 Theme: “New beginning. New vision. New city.”
In this particular pandemic context, we all have to take a different look at what surrounds us. We have more time to explore our neighborhood, our city and all the little treasures and unusual details they contain. This context offers a golden opportunity for a new beginning, for a new way of seeing and appreciating our World Heritage. Take this opportunity to show us your new vision of your historic city. Has your city changed since the pandemic? How is it different? How will your city’s heritage be protected and enhanced when life returns to normal?
Visit the competition website for details
and to submit your video by May 1st.