Organization of World Heritage Cities
Asia-Pacific Regional Secretariat

Living World Heritage Cities
with Life, History and Creation


The 2023 OWHC-AP Video Competition is well underway!

Date : 2022-12-07

In conjunction with the 2023 OWHC International Video Production Competition, the OWHC Asia-Pacific Regional Secretariat (the OWHC-AP) is pleased to announce that the 2023 OWHC-AP Video Competition is now open for your participation!

With the theme of Heritage and Quality of Life, the OWHC-AP RS invites your original and creative videos featuring the 24 OWHC-AP World Heritage Member Cities, which are 24 Cities spanning across 6 different Asia-Pacific nations.

The 2023 OWHC-AP Video Competition is divided into two participant groups based on the participant’s age – one being between 14 and 17 of age, and the other between 18 and 21. You may enter as an individual, or if you would like, you can form a team up to three people.

Here are what we expect from your video to show the rest of the world!

l  What actions or projects has your city put in place to offer a certain quality of life to its inhabitants? In which sector(s) – mobility, green spaces, local services, etc.?

l  What suggestions for improvement would you have for your city?

l  What projects could be developed that would contribute to improving the quality of life in your city?

The 18-21 years old can explore further into the additional questions listed below in your video submission!

l  How does or should your city reconcile its urban development with the preservation of its heritage and the quality of life of its residents?

l  Elaborate your thoughts with examples and proposals through a video showing the different heritage elements of your city.

Here are the mandatory requirements for your video submission:

l  Your video needs to feature an OWHC-AP Member City or Cities

(For the list of the OWHC-AP Member Cities, please refer to the OWHC-AP webpage at;

l  Your video needs to be in accordance with the THEME of the Video Competition;

l  Your video needs to contain YOUR VISION for World Heritage and the quality of life for the city’s residents in the form of a narration or on-script texts (but not too much!);

l  Your video needs to be at least 3 minutes, up to 5 minutes;

l  The file format of your video needs to be in either .wmv, .avi, .mov, .mp4, or mpeg4;

l  Your video needs to have its own UNIQUE TITLE; and,

l  You can submit 1 VIDEO per 1 individual participant or 1 team participant;

Here are some optional requirements for your video submission:

l  (optional) You can use music in your video. If you are inserting a song, you can insert the lyrics in the form of a subtitle in the video.

l  (optional) The OWHC-AP strongly recommends that for the quality of your video, it is filmed at least in FHD (1980 x 1080), up to 4K.


Important! Please make sure that you do not violate any copyright if you are inserting a 3rd party clips, footages, sounds, or images in your video submission!

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Winners of each age group will win a prize, as well as advancing to the OWHC International Video Production hosted by the OWHC General Secretariat based in Quebec City, Cadada!


Prize (all in South Korean Won)

Age group


Age group

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How to enter? Please submit your video submission, along with the attached forms filled out via email at by May 10th, 2023 18:00 (Korean Standard Time)!


The OWHC-AP Regional Secretariat will be looking forward to your marvelous videos!

Please refer to the attached zip. file for the application forms! 

For inquiries, please contact the OWHC-AP Regional Secretariat at