In 2024, the International Festival of Creativity, Golden Drum, will celebrate the 30th anniversary.

The festival that has over three decades celebrated and rewarded the creative excellence in creative communications, advertising and related fields is opening its competition for entries.

The fest says that the creative community will gather again to:
  • honour the best of the best in the field
  • listen and learn from the hottest experts in the business and
  • network from Wednesday, 9 October to Thursday, 10 October in Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož in Slovenia.  
Creatives are invited to enter their works in six diverse sections:
  • One-Channel Drum
  • Omni-Channel Drum
  • Craft Drum
  • Creative Media Excellence Drum
  • Creative Business Excellence Drum, and
  • a special All Juries Section.
The awards will be granted at the Golden Drum Awards show on Thursday, 10 October. 

The Golden Drum Festival says that it is enriching the competition by introducing a fresh B2B group in the Creative Business Excellence section, offering businesses new opportunities to showcase their success in a fast-changing industry.

The categories in this group encompass a range of B2B-focussed initiatives. All of the competition novelties can be viewed here.

Golden Drum says that it has yet again extended its partnership with Little Black Book — all Grand Prix awarded work at the festival will be directly and free of charge entered into the competition of The Immortal Awards.

The company with the winning entry will receive a complimentary membership to Little Black Book, providing entry to the Immortal Awards and the opportunity to take advantage of the full Little Black Book offer.

Golden Drum is also included in AdForum Business Creative Report, a unique ranking of the world's most-awarded campaigns by industry sector. The awards will be judged by 56 jury members from the region and beyond.

All entrants can choose among the Super Early Bird, the Early Bird and the Standard Entry fees for the competition. For every 10 entries, the entrant gets one full delegate pass for attending the festival free of charge. All Ukrainian entrants receive an 80% discount on entry fees.

The festival concludes that, in collaboration with regional Associations, Golden Drum offers a 20% discount on delegate fees for their members.

Key competition information
  • Deadline for Entry Submission: Wednesday, 21 August at 23.59 CET
  • Deadline for Super Early Bird Entry Fee: Friday, 26 April
  • Golden Drum shortlists announced: Wednesday, 2 October at 8.00 CET
  • Golden Drum Awards show: Thursday, 10 October
  • Groups and categories
  • Golden Drum juries 
  • Entry system  
  • Entry Fees
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