#OurWorldHeritage Photo & Story Contest

Whether they are close to home or oceans away, World Heritage properties fill us with wonder and tell incredible stories of cultural and natural diversity on our planet.

#OurWorldHeritage is a social media campaign where people are invited to share their unique World Heritage stories and experiences with our global community!

How do I participate?

Post a photograph of yourself at a World Heritage site on Instagram using the tag #OurWorldHeritage and let UNESCO know why you enjoyed that experience in the description.

Follow UNESCO on Instagram to participate!


Top entries will have a chance to win a prize.
Read the terms and conditions

What is UNESCO looking for?

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


UNESCO is looking for creative stories and passionate storytellers!


We want to know what made this experience special or memorable for you!


UNESCO will also look at the composition and aesthetics of the photographs you submit.


Top 5

Top 5 entries will receive a free UNESCO gift bag with a complimentary copy of the publication, World Heritage in Europe Today

Top 10

Top 10 entries will be showcased on the World Heritage Centre’s website as part of the #OurWorldHeritage competition.


The competition will start on
18 February 2016 and
will end on
29 February 2016



The winners of the competition will be announced
by the end of April 2016
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