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"HERITAGE for PLANET EARTH® 2018" - H4PE
“Transformation is our watchword. At this moment in time, we are called to lead and act with courage. We are called to embrace change. Change in our societies. Change in the management of our economies. Change in our relationship with our one and only planet" (*Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in his Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda)
WHAT IS H4PE CONTEST?
The award Heritage for Planet Earth® is intended to be a part of a wider awareness-raising strategy - especially addressed to young generations – dedicated to the theme of fragility of heritage -cultural and natural- strongly linked to the planet Earth's environmental equilibrium and climate change. It invites to develop the concept of "cultural travel" with opportunities for encounter, communication and dialogue among cultures, for the knowledge and respect of cultural diversity and for the respect of the health of the planet Earth.
On the international level, the sites of cultural interest, classified and not, and those of natural interest are increasingly attracting visitors from all over the world; therefore, these sites are enriched with multiculturalism and have an opportunity to become true centers of dialogue among cultures present on their territories.
All the actors of the travel chain, from residents to travelers, tour operators, intermediaries, guides, public administrations etc., with their services of welcome and hospitality, have an opportunity to promote the growth of international community in peaceful coexistence; an opportunity, which, due to the level of interest especially on the World Heritage Sites, could be perceived also as a duty due to the sort of ‘protection’ deriving from it.
If the sites - of cultural interest, classified and not, and those of natural interest - become centers structured for favouring dialogue and certified according to international standards, this cannot but foster a new commercial offer stimulating economic development based on a different ethics, a development associated with ‘travel’, ‘welcome’, ‘hospitality’ and ‘appreciation and respect for the diversity’ of mass travellers currently attested to exceed a billion per year; this will allow for the start of useful reflections on classified and non-classified heritage and will also stimulate reflections useful for raising awareness about the respect and protection of the ‘health’ of the planet Earth.
Two photographs will be awarded each month from January 2018 within 12 editions as follows:
- 1° winner of the month: € 350 (threehundredfifty /00)
- 2° winner of the month: € 150 (onehundredfifty /00)
All the 2018 monthly winners photos access to the annual prizes:
- 1° winner: € 3.000 (threethousand /00)
- 2° winner: € 1.000 (one thousand /00)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The participation is open to all those who, at the moment of the of uploading the photo, have reached the age of majority in the country of citizenship. The contest consists in uploading here one photo which represents the connection between the planet Earth and, at least, two of the following themes:
a. "Heritage (tangible and/or intangible)”
c. "Dialogue among cultures”
d. "Respect for the Diversity of cultural expressions”
e. "Protection of the planet Earth”
Firstly you have to register on this Life Beyond Tourism portal and then you can follow the steps below:
1. Login to the portal Life Beyond Tourism®
2. Upload the photo with the parameters indicated in the regulations
3. Make the payment according to the instructions received by e-mail (Paypal)
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