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Heritage Minutes

Heritage Minutes – Short Video Contest

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Call for Application: Heritage Minutes – Short Video Contest. The theme of 1st edition is “Islamic Architecture” with the following sub-themes:

  • Local Islamic civilizational and cultural sites
  • Muslim architects
  • Mosques
  • Cities and heritage landmarks
  • Islamic heritage landmarks as seen through the lenses of young artists
  • Islamic sites shut or marginalized as a result of Islamophobia


Certificates and Internship opportunities are available at Aljazeera Media Network and TRT World for certain winners. In addition to that, the following cash Prizes for available for 5 winners

  • 1st place: $1000
  • 2nd place: $ 750
  • 3rd, 4th, 5th places: $500

Rules and Selection Criteria

Heritage Minutes – Short Video Contest has the following criteria

  • Applicants must be between the age of 18-30.
  • Submission must attach a short bio for the applicants.
  • Applicants must publish content via YouTube and should have pre-existing published content within this scope.
  • The video shall be in any of the OIC official languages (Arabic, English or French).
  • English subtitles are compulsory.
  • Applicants must be from OIC Member States or considered resident of Muslim Minority country. Submissions are not to be shared with/submitted to other competition/institutions until the final result are fully announced.
  • Submissions should be made in line with the contest concept and role of Islamic heritage and its contribution to global culture and civilization.
  • Submitted artwork should fit the main theme of the contest
  • All Submissions should be authentic, original, creative and of quality.
  • Regions and gender-balance are taken into consideration in the final selection.

Technical Features

  • Duration: Maximum 3 minutes.
  • Acceptable Video Formats: .MP4, .MPEG, .AVI or .MOV
  • Video Resolution: 1920×1080 in horizontal
  • Codecs: Do not use special codecs in order to provide as much portability across platforms as possible.
  • Audio is optional, but lack of audio should have minimal impact on the comprehension of the video.
  • Structure: The video must include at the beginning a video cover with the title, authors and affiliation and the credits at the end.
  • The video should not have any commercial pitch and the authors of each video must have clear copyright of the audio and visual content.
  • Each video submission should be accompanied with a one-page description in PDF file format, which includes: title, full name, a copy of first page of the applicant’s passport(s) and contact information (Email and mobile WhatsApp).

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 February,2021
Open toAll



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