Adrian Botan from McCann Erickson, to preside the jury for Piran Portoroz Poster Award 2011


Adrian Botan, Regional Creative Director for CEE at McCann Erickson, Partner and Executive Creative Director of McCann Erickson Bucharest will head the 5 members jury that will judge this year’s  Piran Poster Award. The jury also includesAljoša Bagola, Executive Creative Director Pristop (Slovenia), Yigal Baron, Managing Director Israeli Advertising Association, Svetlana Ćopić, Creative Director New Moment New Ideas Company Y&R Belgrade (Serbia) and Vera Stanković, Creative Director (Slovenia).

Golden Drum Festival and the Mayor of Piran announced the 2011 Piran Portorož Poster Award (PPPA) competition for the most creative poster. Young creatives, under age of 30, that come from countries of New Europe (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) are invited to participate. The author of the best poster will be awarded a prize of Euro 4,000 and a personal registration for Golden Drum Festival 2012. Deadline for the PPPA competition is August 25, 2011, with additional info available here.

On the other hand, Piran Portorož Fiction encourages everyone to imagine, to fantasize and to be creative by placing their own fantasy images in a place, an image or spirit of the place all the way from famous Sečovlje Salina to Piran. The brief asks creatives to create posters for a famous novel or movie that is especially dear to them and place it in Piran & Portorož. As an inspiration, creatives can use photos from here , their own photo material, illustration or fictional image.

Piran Portorož Poster Awards doesn’t require any registration fee, but only Young Drummers under 30 years old (born after 8th October 1981) and from countries of New Europe are eligible to compete.

Besides the prize for the 1st place (Euro 4,000 from the Municipality of Piran and one full registration for the Golden Drum Festival 2012), the authors of the second and third ranked posters will each receive one full registration for the Golden Drum Festival 2012. Moreover, all shortlisted posters will be exhibited in Piran’s Tartini Square from October 5 to 8, 2011 during the 18th Golden Drum Festival.