World Vlogging Challenge being organised to promote Nepal’s HimalayasPopular filmmakers and vloggers from eleven countries will visit Nepal and trek to Everest Base Camp as part of the challenge.
Aimed to promote tourism and draw attention towards environmental concerns, World Vlog Challenge (WVC) is taking place in Nepal right under the laps of the Himalayas. Eleven notable filmmakers and vloggers from different countries like Australia, Columbia, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, the USA, and countries from Africa and Europe will participate in the event.
Partynepal, the organisers of WVC, held a press meet on Wednesday and shared that Nepali representative for the event has not been selected yet. The organisers encouraged interested Nepali vloggers from all seven provinces to submit their applications by visiting the Nepal Vlog Challenge’s website. The national competition will be judged by Nischal Basnet, Sisan Baniya, Rohit Shakya, and Milan Thapa.
“World Vlog Challenge is designed around the theme of global warming, melting glaciers, and cleaning up of the Himalayas. This project hopes to reach at least 30 million people worldwide,” says Shree Gurung, one of the organisers of the event. The objective of WVC is not just limited to promoting the Himalayas but also to showcase the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Nepalis through the creative works of influential vloggers and filmmakers, he added.
Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, and Shanta Bir Lama, CEO of Nepal Mountaineering Association, shared the stage with Gurung and expressed their belief on this project and its benefit to Nepal in terms of exposure and tourism. Kami Rita Sherpa, who has summited Mt Everest 25 times, will be training the filmmakers and vloggers on mountaineering techniques. The team will be led by Mingma David Sherpa, who was awarded ‘Sherpa of the Year’ in 2019.