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The 2016 World Heritage Essay Contest. The Contest is Closed

We thank everyone who took part in the contest. The next contest is scheduled for the second quarter 2017.

This year, Friends of World Heritage along with Write My Essays Online writing company bring you the World Heritage essay contest.

The topic of this year's essay contest is "Saving World Heritage". The maximum length of the essay is 1,300 words. The submission deadline is December 15, 2017. Contest entries must be emailed to as a Microsoft Word attachment. Don't forget to attach a 100-word biography. We allow only one essay submission per person. We do respect Code of Honor and ask you to use your own essays. All submissions will be checked by plagiarism checker.

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Twenty-two new sites inscribed on World Heritage list, and one deleted

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