UNESCO's WHV 2019 Photo Contest
World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2019: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2019 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local communities about their heritage.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), the European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.
This year’s theme for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2019 campaign is Empowering Commitment to World Heritage. For its twelfth year, 68 action camp projects will be implemented at 62 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from June to December 2019, by 55 organizations in 36 countries.
Elixir Foundation is an organisation founded by the presidential awardees, Government of India. The Idea was cultivated in order to give something back to the nation; organisation is an integral part of and also for the overall upliftment of our brothers and sisters.
Among the 55 Organisations selected, Elixir Foundation is the one hosting the WHV at Historic City of Ahmedabad from 1 to 10 December 2019 inviting participation of youth globally to work on heritage conservation and promotion in India with Archaeological Survey of India & Government of Gujarat.
The walled city of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra Citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses (Pols) in gated traditional streets (Puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present. The city got inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2017 and became India's First World Heritage City.
Photo Contest is an Integral Part of the UNESCO's WHV 2019 - Let's Heritage to promote Heritage through creative talent in the form of visual arts.
All participants will be honored with certificates and we have 3 categories of prizes namely - Best Photographer, Star Photographer and Upcoming Photographer.
Registration Fees Per Participant is INR 300.