The 7th Annual National Youth Heritage Awarding ceremony was organized by CCFU under its Heritage Education Programme.
In the National Heritage Competition, young people below 20 years were invited to draw or paint traditional dances from their respective cultures, explain how they are performed and their significance in their communities. Of the 176 entries received from different parts of the country, thirteen winners were selected by a panel of cultural heritage experts from Makerere University, House of Talent and a Secondary School. Entries were assessed on the criteria of adherence to instructions, originality, artistic and creative skills, innovation as well as regional and gender representation.
The 13 best entries have been used to design the 2018 National Heritage Calendar which was launched the same day.
The international Heritage Competition
This competition was possible with the support of the International National Trusts Organization to its members (CCFU, the National Trust of Zimbabwe and the Monument and Relics Commission in Sierra Leone ).
Young people in school cultural heritage clubs in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe submitted short videos illustrating the interesting activities of their clubs. The competition aimed at creating spaces for intercultural learning from various parts of Africa. Final winners in each country were selected by young people in another participating country.
Two winners with the best short clips in Uganda (First prize – Perfect Tumusiime of Kabale Trinity College and 2nd Prize – Paul Kusolo of Bulucheke Secondary School) of the International Competition were awarded with cash prizes.