In June 2012, the World Heritage Education Center for Youth (Beijing, China) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) launched the Patrimonito National Storyboard Competition, China.  

Of the 103 student submissions, 15 of the storyboards were selected by the Chinese World Heritage Education Center for Youth of Beijing and sent to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The medals and certificates for the winners were given during the award ceremony organized by the Cultural World Heritage Education Center for Youth of Beijing.

The 1st place winning storyboard of each competition will be professionally transformed into an animated film and included in the  Patrimonito’s World Heritage Cartoon Series  as a new episode. Both episodes will be shown during the closing ceremony of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in November 2012.

The Winners

World Heritage, sustainable development and the role of Young people
1st Price
DUAN Yushi
The Great Wall
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16 years old
The Experimental High School attached to Beijing Normal University
2nd Price
YOU Qianrui
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
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17 years old
The Experimental High School attached to Beijing Normal University
3rd Price
YIN Shuo
Mogao Caves
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17 years old
The Experimental High School attached to Beijing Normal University

The Finalists

The names are ranked alphabetically with respect to the sites the storyboards represent:

  • Beijing
    Author: ZONG Yuting, 16 years old, Beijing Shimei Vocational School
  • Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
    Author: LIU Guannan Le, 14 years old, Beijing N°8 School
    WANG Xia Han, 13 years old, Beijing N°8 School
  • Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
    Author: NIU Zijing, 16 years old, The High School Affiliated to Beijing Institute of Education
  • Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
    Author: ZENG Chaosong, 17 years old, Lin Chuan No.1 High School in Jiangxi Province
  • Mogao Caves
    Author: DONG Antong, 17 years old, The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University
  • Mogao Caves
    Author: LIU Zhishan, 13 years old, The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University
  • Old Town of Lijiang
    Author: DU Shuting, 14 years old, Beijing 154 Middle School
  • Sichuan Giant Panda sanctuaries-Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
    Author: Hu Xin, 17 years old, Beijing Experimental School For the Deaf
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial garden in Beijing
    Author: CHEN Weicong, 13 years old, Beijing No.13 Middle School
    Author: JIA Zimeng , 13 years old, Beijing No.13 Middle School
  • The Great Wall
    Author: FANG Menglu, 18 years old, Beijing Experimental School For the Deaf
  • The Great Wall
    Author: ZHANG Cheng, 13 years old, Beijing No.13 Middle School
    LIU Zhi, 13 years old, Beijing No.13 Middle School
  • West Lake cultural landscape of Hangzhou
    Author: WANG Hui, 16 years old, Beijing Shimei Vocational School

The Jury

After the short-listing process, the winners were selected among the finalists on August 1 st by a jury composed of the following heritage and education specialists:

  • Kawakami Kaori, Asia and Pacific Unit
  • Bernard Combes, Education/Sustainable Development
  • Gao Leyong, Permanent Delegation of People’s Republic of China
  • Livia Saldari, Section of Education for Peace and Human Rights, International coordinator ASPnet
  • Karim Hendili, Arab States Unit
  • Marianne Raabe, Arab States Unit
  • Jeremy Rochigneux, Metronomic Film Production Company