Call for submissions: Philadelphia video contest offering a cash prize!


In partnership with the Organization of World Heritage Council (OWHC), Global Philadelphia Association is holding a video contest and we want your submissions.

This competition is intended for young people of two age groups: 14–17 years old and 18 – 21 years old. (Participants must meet age requirements as of March 15, 2019. Teams of young people are also eligible.)

For the 2019 edition of the video competition, the OWHC would like the young participants to share their own vision on the theme of "Heritage and Tourism." Your opportunity is to create a video, no more than five minutes long, addressing the following question: 

“If you had one day in a World Heritage City…”: what would you visit? What are the most important spots, according to your point of view, that deserve to be visited in one day? What are the most important elements that a one-day tourist should not miss to be imbued with the history of the city that you showcase?

CLICK HERE to download instructions with the full video rules and requirements. 

The competition is held in two stages: a local phase overseen by Global Philadelphia Association and an international phase organized by the OWHC.

A winner from each age category will be selected and their videos submitted to the OWHC for consideration in the international phase of the contest. The international competition winners' videos will be published on the OWHC YouTube channel and the winning cities are recognized at the OWHC World Congress.

One young filmmaker from each age category will also be awarded a cash prize and an honorary certificate by the OWHC:

  • Ages 14 - 17 Category: $1,500 CA (about $1,000 USD)

  • Ages 18 - 21 Category: $3,000 CA (about $2,000 USD)

In the event that a prize is won by a team, it will be the responsibility of the team to separate equally the amount awarded. A certificate of participation will also be given to each of the finalists of the international level. 

Video submissions are due to Global Philadelphia Association by Friday, March 22. 

CLICK HERE to submit your entry.

Questions? Contact Global Philadelphia Association World Heritage Coordinator Melissa Stevens at [email protected] or 215-563-2483.