This prize is awarded every second year by the Organization of World Heritage Cities to a city that is a member of the OWHC and that has distinguished itself by its achievements in the conservation, enhancement or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List, and located on its territory.
A city that is a member in good standing of the Organization of World Heritage Cities and that has been so for the three preceding years may submit its candidacy to be awarded the Jean-Paul L'Allier Heritage Prize.
The candidacy file, submitted in five identical copies in the form of a PDF file, must contain the following documents:
- A written statement, in French, English or Spanish, of no more than four typed pages (210 mm x 280 mm - approximately 1,000 words) specifically describing the achievement(s) as well as the city's participation in its implementation.
- Clipping files outlining the achievement or set of achievements that is or are the object of the candidacy;
- A supporting file made up of not more than five (5) letters from local or international bodies concerned with the conservation or enhancement of heritage. Most of the supporting letters must come from local or national organizations. The supporting letters must outline the appreciation of the bodies that are the signatories of the achievement or set of achievements that is or are the object of the candidacy.
Timetable of the program
|October 31, 2008||Call for candidacies|
|April 30, 2009||Deadline for the reception of the candidacies|
|May to July 2009||Study by the jury of the candidacies received|
|August 2009||Announcement of the winning city|
|September 2009||Award of the Jean-Paul L'Allier Prize for Heritage in Quito|