To help mark the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the National Park Service, HISTORY, and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO have issued a video challenge. The challenge is simple: Why do you think U.S. World Heritage sites are important to the world?
To enter, simply film a short video (no more than 2 minutes) to explain why you think a particular U.S. World Heritage site is important to the world.
Between now and 10/15/12 upload your video to YouTube and be sure to include the hashtag #USWorldHeritage in the title.
Selected video submissions may be chosen for broadcasting on the HISTORY network as part of their focus on World Heritage. What does this mean for you? Not only does this mean that you have the opportunity to have your video shared and viewed by millions of viewers around the world, but you also become part of history in the making!
For more information, visit http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/184012.htm
Also check out the National Park Service's WHC Anniversary page for a timeline of World Heritage in the U.S. and iinformation about a photo contest they are holding to commemorate the Convention: http://www.nps.gov/oia/topics/worldheritage/World_Heritage_Anniversary.htm