2022 UNESCO World Heritage Centre Patrimonito Storyboard Competition

Last Updated on August 18, 2022

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Patrimonito Storyboard Competition

This competition aims to provide young people with an opportunity to use their creative and problem-solving skills to raise awareness about World Heritage sites.

The World Heritage Education Programme is welcoming secondary school pupils and youth to create storyboards on the theme for this year’s competition. The best submission will be selected by an independent jury and professionally produced into animated films for global distribution to schools and at World Heritage education events.

Storyboard Competition Theme: World Heritage and Climate Change


  • The winner will receive a UNESCO certificate, and the winning storyboards will be professionally adapted into an animated film episode of the Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures series.
  • The name of the creator of the winning storyboard will be credited in the film which will be distributed worldwide by UNESCO and its partners. The release of the next episode is scheduled for 2023.


  • Open to young people from all over the world aged between 12 and 18 years old.
  • The artworks must be created solely by the participant(s), either by hand or using digital drawing tools. In either case, the scanned copies must be submitted by email OR the original copies (in case of hand-drawn entries) or the print versions (in case of digital artworks) must be submitted by postal mail to UNESCO. Participants may also choose to submit their entries through their countries’ National Commissions for UNESCO.

How to Participate

Storyboard Creation

Preparing a storyboard is like drawing a comic book. It is a script that presents a story through sketches in chronological sequence. Usually, a storyboard is drawn in pencil, ink, or through digital drawing tools. The images or visual illustrations of the story are portrayed using a series of frames.

The story and drawing should reflect:

  • the participant’s knowledge of the World Heritage site they have chosen and the exceptional value of the site.
  • a challenge/problem faced by the site based on the impacts of Climate Change
  • the solution or measures proposed by the participant to the challenge/problem.

Blank storyboard worksheets should be used for drawing the cartoons. The worksheets give the participants a series of frames that will show the development of the action or story.

Structure of the storyboard

  • Participants should reflect on the story they would like to convey to the audience on the theme of Climate Change. Patrimonito should play one of the main roles among the characters, and there should ideally be two more main characters – a young girl and a boy.
  • The script will need ‘shape’ – this means it needs a beginning, middle, and an end.
    • Beginning: The participants should set up story and characters in relation to the selected World Heritage site.
    • Middle: This is the backbone of the story. Here, they should present the obstacles or problems that the characters must overcome; or perhaps if there were no obstacles, an interesting journey, or series of coincidences that they experienced. Participants should communicate main message in this section.
    • End: This is the conclusion of the story where everything should fall together, depicting how the problem should be resolved in the participant’s view, and giving the end of the story.
  • Participants should balance the presentation of the story. They should consider the number of frames devoted to the description of the site, to the issue confronted by the site, and to the solution they propose.


If sent by email: The scanned version of the storyboards should be sent to the World Heritage Centre by email: PatrimonitoCompetition@unesco.org

If sent through postal mail: The original copies (in case of hand-drawn entries) or the print versions (in case of digital artworks) must be submitted to the attention of:

Ms Ines Yousfi
Focal Point, World Heritage Education Programme
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
7, place de Fontenoy,
75352 Paris 07 SP France

If sent through National Commissions for UNESCO:

The participants may also choose to submit their entries through their countries’ National Commissions for UNESCO.

For more information, visit Patrimonito Storyboard Competition.

Deadline: September 30, 2022

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