Jeonju City, Republic of Korea, invites
applications for the awards!
The city of Jeonju greatly values safeguarding and transmitting
intangible cultural heritages.
Most Jeonju ICH are the precious
resources of urban cultural development.Jeonju enacted the
international awards as an extension of safeguarding practices
of ICH around the world. The JIAPICH honors bearers, groups,
communities and actors in the field of ICH.
Master Uisik Lee made a special plaque only for the 2019 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting ICH. The frame is made of wood of Korean nut pine called Hongsong, which last long generations without twist. The color from nature such as soil, stone, lacquer, etc is lacquer-painted on the frame inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The plaque created by his artistic soul wishes to go beyond not only Jeonju and the country Korea but also the world promoting intangible cultural heritage around the world.
The awards shall go to the individuals or groups that practice good
safeguarding practices of ICH.*
Or the awards shall go to the local community, administrators, NGOs
or other institutions that practice the modeling development, social
solidarity, and cooperation throughout safeguarding practices of ICH
Or the awards shall go to the individuals or groups that have contained
international visibility by raising cultural pride of their community
during transmitting of ICH.
Or the awards shall go to the individuals or groups that achieve
exemplary outstanding performance by practicing cultural diversity
through the safeguarding and transmission process of ICH.
The awards shall go to the individuals or groups that take the lead
in good safeguarding practices of ICH in the global community
regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, age, gender, or
any other political, social, economic or cultural orientation.
The definition of ICH: The Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural
Heritage adopts the definition of ICH manifested in the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the
safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Total Prize Pool
$30,000(US) To be distributed among 1~5 Teams
Basic Screening (May), Final Review (June), Public Verification (July)
Announcement of the Awardee(s) (Ceremony, September, TBA)
Submission of Application : January 2 ~ March 31, 2020
Announcement of Awardee(s) : June 1 ~ 30, 2020
Awards Ceremony : September 15, 2020 (exact dates to be determined)
Efficient good cases of safeguarding practices of Intangible Cultural
Heritage and of activating the power and its significance for the future
development of the global community as well as for social cohesion,
cooperation, and visibility of identity.
A good example that has made a significant contribution to the viability
the Intangible Cultural Heritage is concerned.
How to apply and submit
❍ Submission Dates: January 1(Wed.) ~ March 31(Tue.), 2020
❍ Submitting the Application:
The application forms are available at the homepage (www.jiapich.org) as well as at the following websites: www.jeonju.go.kr / www.cics.center / www.ichngo.net
❍ Requirements: PDF file submission
Application Form (Appendix1), Letter of Recommendation (Appendix2), Letter of Agreement (Appendix3), Curriculum Vitae (within 1000 words), Supporting Documents
- Mandatory: 3-5 photographs (jpg) related to the ICH safeguarding activities
- Optional: pamphlets/ 10-15 minute video clips/ journal articles
Candidate Recommender’s Qualification: Representatives or experts belonging to reliable institutions/organizations related to the fields of ICH. * Not accepted the recommendation by family or the subject.
Not accepted if you are missing any of the requirements.
Please submit the requirements in English.
Applications are accepted via email only.
❍ Corresponding Addresses:
Secretariat: Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS)
285 Gwonsamdeuk-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk,
Republic of Korea 54898
Web & Email: www.jeonju.go.kr/www.cics.center/www.ichngo.net
Tel: +82 63 277 4098
Application Fee: None.
The abroad awards recipient(s) is(are) provided with round trip air
flights up to two people on each team for the ceremony as well as accommodation.
Domestic awards recipient(s) is(are) provided with transportation as well as
The awards recipient(s) shall be cancelled or withdrawn when the application
materials are proven to be fraudulent.
❍ Restrained from Application
The individuals or groups that cause controversy internationally or domestically shall be excluded.
The individuals or groups that are involved in any conflict and dispute internationally or domestically shall be excluded.
Tel: +82 63 277 4098