To celebrate this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on Oct 27, Unesco Bangkok is holding a competition calling for slogans that best capture the importance of this occasion.
Moving images and sound recordings are emblematic of 20th century culture, telling stories and offering historical, as well as cultural details often unavailable elsewhere. As such, efforts to preserve these cultural treasures for future generations deserve support.
In the Asia-Pacific region in particular, however, efforts to preserve vintage film and sound recordings face many obstacles, such as funding woes and weather conditions unsuited to affordable, long-term storage of recordings.
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was first held in 2005 to commemorate the adoption in 1980 by the 21st United Nations General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images.
Unesco's contest is aimed at raising awareness about this issue in the hopes of encouraging efforts to promote attention to the importance of audiovisual heritage.
Entrants can submit a short, catchy slogan for the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by completing the form available from www.unescobkk.org/world-day-for-audiovisual-heritage-contest.
The submission deadline is Oct 27. Email email@example.com.
October 21, 2013 to October 27, 2013
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Unesco Bangkok Office, Sukhumvit Rd., Phra Khanong, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
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Sights, Sounds and Slogans! world day for audiovisual heritage contest
By Bangkok Post Editorial