UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes

UNESCO is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 edition of UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes.

The purpose of the Prize is to reward outstanding action to safeguard and enhance the world's major cultural landscapes.

The Prize was created in 1995 and named after Melina Mercouri, a distinguished artist and former Minister of Culture of Greece, who was a strong advocate of heritage conservation. It was renewed at the 202nd session of the Executive Board in October 2017.

The prizewinner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, shall receive a monetary award of US$30,000. The Statutes of the Prize can be found in Annex I (PDF, 254 KB) and items and documents to be included in the nominations can be found in Annex II (PDF, 108 KB).

The nomination process takes place online, through the UNESCO website where further information about the Prize may also be found by visiting http://whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscapeprize/ (English) or http://whc.unesco.org/fr/prixpaysagesculturels (French).

The nominations should be received by UNESCO, in English or in French, by 30 April 2019 at the latest (midnight Paris time, UTC+1). The Secretariat of the Prize (World Heritage Center (tel: +33 1 45 68 18 21; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) remains at your disposal for any questions regarding the nomination process.

Posted: 06/03/2019