The Jean-Paul L’Allier Prize for Heritage – Deadline set for the cities to submit their candidacy to the OWHC: August 31, 2013

The Jean-Paul L’Allier Prize for Heritage

http://www.ovpm.org/en/jean_paul_lallier_prize_heritage

This prize is awarded every second year by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) to a city that is a member in good standing of the OWHC, and that has distinguished itself by an achievement in terms of conservation, enhancement or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List, and that is located on its territory.

To participate in this competition, the cities that are members in good standing of the OWHC must have paid annually their contribution for the last three years. A city that has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for less than three years may also register for this international competition, provided it has paid its contribution annually to the OWHC since its was recognized by the UNESCO.

The purpose of the prize is to recognize and to reward the achievement of a member city of the OWHC in terms of conservation, enhancement, or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List, and that is located on the territory of the candidate city.

The achievement must have been implemented during the last two years directly by the candidate city or by a person or an organization supported, directed or influenced by the candidate city. If the achievement was not implemented directly by the candidate city, the latter’s participation must have been significant in the implementation.

Candidacy File
The candidacy file must be sent by email to the secretariat of the OWHC (secretariat@ovpm.org). The font used must be Arial 10 points. The file must contain the following documents:

  • an executive summary of no more than five pages that presents the achievement that would deserve to obtain the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage. This summary must be signed by the mayor. It may be accompanied by no more than five images that can be sent by Internet only.
  • the form entitled “Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage – 2013 Edition” duly completed. You may download the form by clicking here.

If the candidacy file submitted does not meet the requirements, the candidacy will be considered ineligible for the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage. No additional document will be analyzed by the jury.

Prize to the winning city
The mayor or his or her representative will be the guest of honour of the OWHC at the Congress: the transportation, lodging, and meal expenses as well as the registration fees to the Congress will be assumed by the OWHC.

An honorary certificate will be awarded to the mayor of the winning city or to his or her representative at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of the OWHC that will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, from November 19 to 22, 2013.

The winning city will receive financial support from the OWHC of up to $3,000 CAN for the design and installation of an honorary plaque marking the obtainment of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage.

The winning city and its project will benefit from worldwide promotion on the Web site of the OWHC.

An interview with the mayor of the winning city will be broadcast on the Web Site of the OWHC.

Presentation of the cities that have participated in the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage at the World Congress of the OWHC
The cities will be invited to present the realization they submitted to obtain the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage at the World Congress of the OWHC, which will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, from November 19 to 22, 2013.

General Provisions
The candidate cities that do not receive the prize may re-submit their candidacy in the following years, provided that the realization having for object the conservation, enhancement or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List is not the same.

There is no limit as to the number of consecutive years for which a city may be a candidate.

The OWHC reserves the right not to award the prize for a given year.

Timetable
Deadline set for the cities to submit their candidacy to the OWHC:

August 31, 2013

September and October 2013: Study of the candidacies by the international jury

November 19, 2013: Award of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage at the opening ceremony of the 12th World Congress of the OWHC in Oaxaca, Mexico.

To participate to the 2013 Jean-Paul L’Allier prize for Heritage, please find below: