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To contribute to the 2012 celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea (CHA) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) recently launched the World Heritage Youth Storyboard Competition at the national level. Adapting the theme of the 40th anniversary on the role of local communities, the storyboard competition aims to sensitize young Koreans to the significance of World Heritage and teach them how to preserve and conserve World Heritage sites, especially in Korea.

In April 2012, one storyboard will be selected by UNESCO and the winning young author will see his/her storyboard developed into an animated film which will be shown during the 40th anniversary closing event in Japan in November 2012.

 

Competition Details

  • Contestants choose one of the ten World Heritage sites in Korea and tell a story, describing the role of young people in preserving and conserving the site and finding ways to overcome challenges it faces.
  • A storyboard should consist of 16 to 24 cartoons.
  • Anyone from the age of 12 to 18 (as of January 1, 2012) can participate in the competition as an individual, or as a group of three members or less.
  • The original storyboard should be submitted by March 16, 2012.
  • Only one set of storyboards per individual or group will be accepted.

 Winners and Awards

  • The winners will be selected:

1) by the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) in March 2012. (ten final entries)

2) then by UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in June 2012. (top three winners)

  • Ten final entries will receive a certificate and prize money of 500,000 won from CHA.
  • WHC will examine the ten final storyboards and select three winners, who will each receive a UNESCO certificate and a medal.
  • The storyboard of the first-prize winner will be developed into an animated film and distributed at the WHC website and through DVDs, including at the closing event of the 40th anniversary of the Convention in Japan.

 How to Apply

  • Contestants should send by post the original storyboard along with the signed application form to the International Affairs Division of CHA.
  • Address: International Affairs Division, Cultural Heritage Administration

    (189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 302-701, Republic of Korea)

  • Aapplication form is available at the CHA website (www.cha.go.kr)
  • Plagiarized work will not be considered. If a storyboard is revealed to be plagiarized after selection as a winner, the prize awarded will be canceled.
  • A4-size white paper should be used, with only one or two cartoons on a sheet.
  • For more information, please contact Ms. Minok Kim (minok121@gmail.com, 042-481-4734) at CHA.