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Share your World Heritage story with the rest of the World!


#OurWorldHeritage is a social media campaign where people are invited to share their unique World Heritage stories and experiences with our global community!

The competition started in February and ended in March 2016.  More than 2500 posts on Instagram were received with the hashtag #OurWorldHeritage

Thanks to all participants!

Top 5 Winners

Diana Farisah Rahman
@Taj Mahal

Erika Locatelli
@Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

Eduardo Gorlat
@Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

Elena Tatiana Chis
@Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Sarah Ducatel
@Acropolis, Athens

Top 10

Elena Tatiana Chis
@The Great Wall

Ismael Ramirez
@Galápagos Islands

@Lake Baikal

Jessica Rose Myers
@Archaeological Site of Volubilis

John Christian Dinco
@Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Top 15

Chiara Bocchio

Katarzyna Goszcz
@Historic Centre of Kraków

Alexander Holm Viborg
@Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Meirisa Hilda Sukasa
@Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

@Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

Read the terms and conditions of the competition

What were we looking for?

Entries to the competition were evaluated
keeping in mind the following criteria


We were looking for creative stories and passionate storytellers!


We wanted to know what made this experience special or memorable


We looked at the composition and aesthetics of the photographs submitted.


Top 5

Selected entries in the Top 5 will receive a free UNESCO gift bag with a complimentary copy of the publication, World Heritage in Europe Today

Top 15

Selected entries in the Top 15 are showcased on the World Heritage Centre’s website as part of the #OurWorldHeritage competition.

Read our new publication!

World Heritage in Europe Today, a UNESCO publication, brings together the experience, challenges and success stories of the thousands of people who are directly involved with World Heritage in Europe - a region which accounts for close to half of the World Heritage List.

Read more

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the “Our World Heritage” photo contest, organized by UNESCO. By participating in the contest, the candidates accept the full terms and conditions contained herein.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Date Start: Monday, 7 March 2016
Date end: Monday, 7 March 2016