Washington, DC -The United Nations Foundation (UN
Foundation) is calling on travel lovers to enter the
first World Heritage photo contest created by Friends
of World Heritage
;, a grassroots
initiative of the UN Foundation with the UNESCO World
Heritage Centre and Expedia, Inc. to promote World
Heritage conservation and responsible tourism.
Hundreds of photos of incredible World Heritage sites
around the globe have already been submitted, but
there's still time for travelers to enter. The
deadline is less than five weeks away.
World Heritage Photo Contest
Grand prize: An all-inclusive trip for two, including
airfare, to Mexico's spectacular Yucatán Peninsula.
The winner will spend 8 days/7 nights exploring three
World Heritage sites -- Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and
: Two free round-trip air tickets to
Merida, Mexico from many U.S. destinations.
: One flight to Merida, Mexico from many
Prizes are sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board and
the Mayaland Resorts Group.
submit photos and to share unforgettable experiences.
Only digital images will be accepted.
Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2007;
winners will be announced by mid-April 2007.
Press inquires should be directed to Amy DiElsi at
202-419-3230 or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
About Friends of World Heritage
Friends of World Heritage is a grassroots initiative
dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of
protecting World Heritage, promoting sustainable
development, offering ways to explore these sites
through sustainable travel, and raising funds to
support projects in communities that depend on World
Heritage sites. Friends of World Heritage was created
by the United Nations Foundation and its partners are:
Expedia, Inc. and UNESCO's World Heritage Centre. To
learn more, visit
About World Heritage
World Heritage sites are places around the world that
have been internationally recognized for their
outstanding value as natural and cultural treasures.
All World Heritage sites are protected by the 1972
UNESCO World Heritage Convention, signed to date by
183 countries and administered by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), making it one of the most universal
international legal instruments for the protection of
cultural and natural heritage. There are currently 830
World Heritage sites (644 cultural, 162 natural and 24
mixed properties) in 138 countries. For a complete
list of sites, visit <http://whc.unesco.org/>