Golden Drum: Start for entries and registrations for 26th edition

Advertising, Awards, Festivals, Golden Drum

26th International Festival of Creativity Golden Drum will take place at the Slovenia’s Portorož on October 17-18, under the slogan “Creativity 4 Change”.

The submission period is open until August 13th, date which is also the deadline for Early Bird delegate registrations.

Works entered in the WHY section will be judged by a jury led by Álvaro Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Creative Officer, Fullpack, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where Tiffany Rolfe, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, USA, will overlook the judging of entries entered in the WHAT section, each together with 10 amazing professionals.

The tradition of the Young Drummers Competition continues, this year together with the Slovenian Tourist Board, with whom we will invite to take part in the competition Young Drummers under 30 years of age from 57 countries.

With small changes in the length of the program and faster and more dynamic formats of the talks, Golden Drum brings the festival program closer to those who consider time a rare commodity. Over two days the Golden Drum stage will welcome around 40 international speakers who will talk about actions that drive positive change in different fields and will be turning our focus to advertising for the better of tomorrow.

The Golden Drum Competition is the official competition of the festival. The Competition and Awards are open to all agencies, advertisers, clients, design or production houses, media companies and others involved in the creation or production of marketing communications, registered in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The Golden Drum competition is divided into two main sections WHAT and WHY. Each section is subdivided into groups and categories that reflect the latest trends in the advertising and creative industry. Both sections are judged by International Juries, featuring top industry professionals.

There is a new award added to the Golden Drum awards line-up this year. The competition of the festival strives for more clarity and relevance; therefore, it introduces new groups and some renamed existing ones.