On behalf of the citizens of Jeonju, I, Seungsu Kim, mayor of Jeonju, would like to invite you to the ‘2019 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH).’ At this ceremony, we will confer prizes to the awardees who will be recognized for their exemplary practices of the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
We express our sincere gratitude to all applicants for the awards this year. We recognize and deeply appreciate what they and their organizations have achieved with respect to the safeguarding and revitalization of ICH. The selection process, however, was very challenging as all applicants demonstrated good practices with courage and lofty spirit. It was thus with difficulty that we determined the final three awardees.
We will hold a ceremony to congratulate the awardees’ great enthusiasm, sacrifice and hard work. Their initiative and vision are leading the efforts in the safeguarding of ICH.
We sincerely welcome all of you to join us at the awards ceremony as we recognize and support the awardees of the Jeonju International Awards for Promoting ICH.
Mayor of Jeonju City