To mark the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO (November 16, 1945), and 65 years since Bulgaria’s accession to it, the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe have announced a Youth Competition in recording and presenting elements of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on the subject of: ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage: Next Generation’.
I kindly ask you to disseminate this information via your communication channels / media partners in order to reach the widest possible audience and motivate more young people to participate in the competition. The deadline is September 15, 2021.
The prize is a 3-day trip to Paris for the 3 winning entrants, where they will have the opportunity to tour the UNESCO Headquarters, view the cultural wealth accumulated in it, as well as visit other cultural sites in the French capital.
You will find attached the vision of the contest and press release in English that could be adapted in the required language.
Thank you for your kind cooperation!
Link to the webpage: https://www.unesco-centerbg.org/en/next-gen/
LESS THAN ONE MONTH LEFT UNTIL THE END OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH
COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY THE REGIONAL CENTRE SOFIA – UNESCO
The prize is a 3-day trip to Paris for the 3 winning entrants;
#ShareYouthHeritage is looking for attractive stories for intangible cultural heritage of South-East Europe.
There is only one month left to take part in the International youth competition ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage: Next Generation’, organized by the Regional Centre Sofia – UNESCO. The prize is a 3-day trip to Paris. A panel of experts will select 3 winning entrants and they will have the opportunity to tour the UNESCO Headquarters as well as visit other cultural sites in the French capital.
Eligible for participation in the competition is any citizen of the Member States within the scope of the Regional Centre Sofia* aged between 18 and 35 years of age. The applicants are required to prepare a presentation of an element of the intangible cultural heritage from their respective area that should contain both a textual description and visual content. The deadline for participation is September 15, 2021.
The initiative aims to provoke interest and involvement of the younger generation in the safeguarding and transmission of the intangible cultural heritage. It is organized to mark the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO (November 16, 1945), and 65 years since Bulgaria’s accession to it. Co-organizers are the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Bulgaria and L’Institut Français de Bulgarie.
The participants are invited to present practices derived from arts and crafts, dance and music, performing arts, culinary skills, rites and rituals and other variations of the intangible cultural heritage of their choice. The proposed element DOES NOT have to be inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
APPLY here: Webpage Regional Centre Sofia
* Member States within the scope of the Sofia Regional Centre: the Republic of Albania, the Republic of Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, Georgia, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Turkey, and Ukraine.