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Instagram Video Contest
Open to 18 - 32 years old

Post your video about an African World Heritage site using the hashtag #MyAfricanHeritage and stand the chance to win one of our prizes.

Top Prizes

1st Prize

6 month internship with the African World Heritage Fund in Midrand, South Africa

Dock at Robben Island Prison, South Africa

The prize includes

  • Return air tickets to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Stipend

2nd Prize

Trip to South Africa To visit the World Heritage site
of Robben Island

Dock at Robben Island Prison, South Africa

The prize includes

  • Two return air tickets to South Africa
  • Ground and ferry transportation to Robben Island
  • Full board accommodation on the island for 3 days for 2 people
  • Entrance to the World Heritage site and a guided tour


Entries to the competition will be evaluated keeping in mind the following criteria:


Is the video original and aesthetically pleasing?
We are looking for creative stories.


What is your connection to the site? 
The World Heritage site should be clearly identified in the video.


Does it capture the exceptional character of the site?


The competition will end on
20 May 2019


The winners of the competition will be announced
during Africa Week at UNESCO

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5 May
African World Heritage Day

Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2015), African World Heritage Day (5 May) is an opportunity for people around the world, and particularly Africans, to celebrate the Continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage

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Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the “MyAfricanHeritage” Instagram video contest, organized by UNESCO. By participating in the contest, the candidates accept the full terms and conditions contained herein.

Read the Terms and Conditions