Young Drummers Competition 2024


The Slovenian Tourist Board and Golden Drum invite you to participate in the Young Drummers Competition for the most creative poster or poster series on the topic:

You can’t spell Slovenia without love and that is why you must love it. 

Young Drummers Competition opening: 12 April 2024
Deadline for submissions: 9 September 2024

Shortlist announced: 2 October 2024 at 8 AM (CET)
Winner/s announced: 10 October 2024 at 8 PM (CET)

Entry format: poster

Entry fee: 50 EUR (VAT not included)

This year's creative challenge is an impassioned call to fall head over heels for Slovenia – the same as the famous statements goes: you can’t spell Slovenia without love. How would you explain the story of Slovenia, its beauty, culture and charm, in a short creative poster? How would you inspire others and make them fall in love with Slovenia so much that they would want to experience it first-hand?

Embarking on a trip to Slovenia is like stepping into the world of unique experiences, a grand reveal for everyone. Here, you'll find everything your heart desires: from the mighty mountains, the sun-kissed shores of the seaside, the vibrant pulse of its lively capital, the dreamy Pannonian plain, mighty Karst caves, superb gastronomy, pampering in natural health resorts, unexpected art and rich cultural heritage. So why not surrender to its charms and let yourself fall in love with this enchanting land?

We will not burden you with details, but here are some further highlights worth mentioning: from 3* Michelin restaurant, picturesque settings that serve as the backdrop for cinematic masterpieces, or Slovenia Unique Experiences, which offer high-quality, distinctive and authentic experiences with a green ethos and local charm. With a highly sophisticated approach and service, each of these experiences is crafted with a deeply personal touch, ensuring that every moment is special.

In essence, Slovenia is more than just a country—it's an experience unlike any other and a place where dreams come to life.

Find more inspiring stories on, explore the Slovenian Tourist Board Media Library and gastronomic portal, and connect with us on Feel Slovenia social media.


Create a poster or poster series for the Slovenian Tourist Board on the topic:

You can’t spell Slovenia without love and that is why you must love it.

The creative solution should increase the interest, recognition and general visibility and encourage people to visit Slovenia. It should also provide insight into the buzz surrounding Slovenia and reveal the essence of its captivating charm. The poster or poster series should serve as an inspiration or motivation for the viewers to experience Slovenia firsthand. To feel overwhelmed and to feel the urge to visit. Creative solution should be suitable for social media channels, as well as traditional forms of communication. You can also use AI technology to prepare something creative with a twist.
All who are keen on traveling and exploring Slovenia and its stories. High-value travellers who search for something special and unique.
To showcase Slovenia as a vibrant and next “it” destination to visit through an inspiring and innovative creative idea with a fresh twist.
Communication activities will be carried out on foreign and domestic markets.
You can use the photo materials available in the Media Library of the Slovenian Tourist Board, your own photographs or illustrations. The Media Library contains photo materials that are available free of charge. A login is required to use the Media Library.
Also using AI tools is allowed, but please be aware of the copyright.
The usage of the logo of the advertiser (I feel Slovenia) in line with the brand name manual is mandatory.
Should you use the photo materials from the Media Library, you must respect the copyrights and also list the author’s name in a special field in the Golden Drum’s entry system.
Should you use AI tools, you must respect the copyrights and also acknowledge this in a special field in the Golden Drum’s entry system.
All the rules and legal terms and conditions that apply to the competition should be carefully read.
Young Drummers Competition opening: 12 April 2024
Deadline for submissions: 9 September 2024


The author or authors of the best poster or poster series will be awarded 1,000 EUR* prize by the Slovenian Tourist Board and Golden Drum Festival. The Golden Drum Festival will grant the winner/winners a free pass to attend the Golden Drum Festival with Golden Drum Awards Show from 9 to 10 October 2024. The winner/winners and its work will also be highlighted at the Golden Drum Festival 2024.
The prize will be awarded live at the Golden Drum Awards Show on 10 October 2024.
Authors of the shortlisted works will receive a free pass to attend the Golden Drum Festival 2024. Shortlisted posters will be presented on the website


Young Drummers Competition Jury

  • Özge Güven, Design Director, TBWA\Istanbul, Turkey – Jury President
  • Csaba Gosztonyi, Head of MOME Open, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary
  • Aleksandra Lipej, Global Communications Manager, Slovenian Tourist Board, Slovenia
  • Teodor Nisbel Fjäll, Art Director, Uncommon Creative Studio, Sweden
  • Tina Sračnjek, Project Manager, Digital Content Marketing, Slovenian Tourist Board, Slovenia

How to register & Technical requirements

The competition is open worldwide!*
*Golden Drum, international festival of creativity, has suspended Russia and Belarus from submitting entries into this year’s competition and from having representatives in the juries. 
Although we are a politically neutral body promoting the interests of the advertising and communication industry, we feel a firm stance is essential in these extraordinary circumstances. The decision, taken by the Board of the Slovenian Advertising Chamber and Golden Drum leadership, was based on Russia's unjustifiable and illegal invasion of Ukraine, grave violation of international law, and the support of Belarus in those acts.

  1. Registration and the submission of works: All works must be registered via the online registration system at 
  2. Registration fee: the registration fee is 50 EUR (VAT not included) per entry (series of posters can be considered as one entry or each of the posters can be entered individually and considered as separate entries). 
  3. Where and how to submit works: your work must be uploaded to the online registration system. Please observe the technical instructions for the submission of works carefully.
  4. Creative concept: one creative concept may include a series of posters (max. 3) with the same concept/idea (all parts/materials of the series must be included in one registration form). Each new creative concept must be registered and paid as a new entry.
  5. Entrant: Poster or poster series can have one or a maximum of two authors.

Technical requirements

The entrant can enter 1 poster or a series of max. 3 posters.


All poster entry materials have to be submitted in English.


Poster materials must be submitted as JPEG files only. One picture file is mandatory. The name of the file must be identical to the name of the work. 
Colour spaceRGB
DPI300 dpi
SizeThe longest side must be at least 420 mm.
File sizeup to 6 MB

If the candidate decides to enter a series of posters (max. 3), this should be specified in the creative idea that is submitted in the online entry system. 
All works submitted in the framework of the Young Drummers competition will be open for votes and published in the catalogue of works at
The rewarded work or series will be shown at the Golden Drum Awards Show on 10 October 2024.
For more information, please write us at: [email protected].

Entry Fee Young Drummers

Entry FeeNET Price
Young Drummers Competition Entry50,00 €

* PRICE of the entry does not include 22% VAT.

VAT rules

In accordance with the Slovenian / EU rules and regulations on VAT, there are specific rules that we, as the organizer, need to apply:

  • VAT to be charged to all Slovenian legal persons and individuals.
  • VAT reverse charge procedure under Article 44 of VAT Directive for taxable person from EU having VAT identification number or taxable person from a third country possessing confirmation of being an economic operator.
  • VAT charged under Article 45 of VAT Directive for non-taxable person from EU or a third country.  
VAT number – a VAT rate of 22% applies in Slovenia. In order to correctly apply VAT on an invoice, we need your VAT number as well as your status of taxable or non-taxable person. Especially, this applies to the EU countries in relation to VAT reverse charge rule.
Please, do not enter any characters, other than numbers and letters. In case of wrong VAT number, the invoice will have to be cancelled and new one generated.

Competition rules

  • Only Young Drummers that are younger than 30 years (born after 10 October 1994) may take part, from all parts of the world.
  • Poster or poster series can have one or a maximum of two authors.
  • One creative concept may include a series of posters (max. 3) with the same concept/idea (all parts/materials of the series must be included in one registration form). Each new creative concept must be registered and paid as a new entry.
  • No legal proceedings may be initiated against the jury.
  • The author/s declares that their work has never been published and that they are the owner of the copyrights thereof. It is the sole responsibility of the participants for the quality and ownership of copyrights for the submitted works. The participants shall hold the festival’s organiser harmless from any and all liabilities against any third parties.
  • The Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) shall receive a non-exclusive copyright to use the winning poster or poster series created for the competition You can’t spell Slovenia without love and that is why you must love it – Young Drummers Competition. The poster/posters will be used exclusively for the purposes of STO and material copyrights, which cannot be transferred to third parties. For all other entered works, STO can secure material copyrights themself, while the festival’s organiser arranges direct contact with the author.
  • Copyrights shall be valid without geographical constraints for the duration of the copyrights and shall include the right to adaptation.
  • The author/s of the winning poster or poster series in the competition will transfer his/her material copyrights of the created works to STO without additional payment, namely:
    • the right of reproduction, which also includes the right to save in electronic form and to audio and visual recording,
    • the right of distribution,
    • rental right,
    • the right of public communication by means of phonograms and videograms,
    • the right of making available to the public, in the full and widest possible scope, as provided for and enabled by the applicable Copyright and Related Rights Act, including making it available to the public via a computer network (including the transfer or broadcasting of the author's work or its parts by means of reception and display, including computer video screens, monitors, namely via a global computer network that is used via the TCP/IP protocol - also known as the Internet or the World Wide Web) or some other network (including teletext distribution services, radio text and similar services, such as: pay-per channel, pay-per view, near video-on-demand and other forms of distribution or carriers) or using the telecommunications network (including WAP, UMTS, SMS, 3G and other services well-known telecommunication services, including so-called 'mobile telephony' services via GSM, GPRS, etc., with which the author's work can be made available to the public; landlines on services); the so-called multimedia rights that enable the simultaneous use of the author's work through several distribution systems or some other new technology systems that enable the communication of the author's works to the public;
    • the right of public presentation,
    • the right of broadcasting,
    • the right of rebroadcasting,
    • the right of secondary broadcasting,
    • the right of transformation,
    • the right of audiovisual adaptation.
  • The author/s agrees to have the submitted works published on, used in press releases and, providing the works are shortlisted, to have them presented during the festival.
  • The participant authorises the festival’s organiser to show or publish their poster solutions for the purposes of promoting the festival free of charge. The above authorisation shall be valid from 10 October 2024 to 10 October 2034 and may be used all over the world exclusively for the purposes of presenting the Golden Drum festival.
  • The participants must strictly comply with the registration rules. By completing and submitting the registration form, it is assumed that the participant fully accepts the terms and conditions of the competition. A breach of any of the registration rules shall lead to an automatic disqualification of the registered work. 
* The prize amount (1,000 EUR) is the gross value. The prize is taxed in line with Slovenian legislation, thus the appropriate amount for the advance tax payment shall be deducted. In case there are more than one author of the winning work, the monetary prize of 1,000 EUR is split between the authors.
Also see Judging rules & regulations.
For more information or questions about copyrights, please get in touch at: [email protected].

Judging rules and regulations

Judging Rules and Regulations for Young Drummers Competition

  1. Award-winning entry/ies will be selected by an international Jury.
  2. Members of the Jury and Secretary to the Jury are appointed by the Organizer.
  3. Each juror shall form his or her own opinion about the creativity and quality of entries independently, on the basis of his or her expertise, and shall award marks accordingly.
  4. The president of the Jury is responsible for the fairness of the judging and is appointed by the Organizer.
  5. All jury activities related to the judging of the Festival are coordinated by the Secretary to the Jury and supported by the necessary computer software and other technical equipment.
  6. All communication among the jurors and the Secretary shall be in English.
  7. The president of the Jury shall propose the judging and awarding criteria to the Jury before the judging process begins.
  8. All members and the president of the jury shall have equal voting rights, and participate in the judging of registered entries. Each jury member shall make decisions independently and autonomously on the basis of his or her expertise, reputation and authority.
  9. The judging of entries in Young Drummers Competition shall be done on the basis of the entry presentations available to each jury member with the aid of online judging system. The first round of judging shall be done remotely online prior to the start of the Festival. Each jury member shall receive a list of entries and precise instructions prior to judging. Jury members shall examine all registered entries, mark each with a vote of YES or NO for inclusion on the shortlist. The shortlist shall tentatively include up to 20 % of top-ranked entries from which the winner will be selected in the second round of judging. The second round of judging shall be done online. Each jury will be brought together to judge the entries via online / video conference system at the same time to ensure a live debate and a fair evaluation of the work. Jury members shall discuss and present the winner on the basis of the consensus between jury members.
  10. Any juror who is in any way associated with the creation of an entry or its agency shall not judge that entry.
  11. Each juror may make objections and raise questions during the selection of the winner. At the request of the Jury president, he/she must provide reasons for his or her opinion.
  12. The decision of the Jury in all matters related to the awards is final and binding.
  13. Members of the jury are sworn to silence about their work as a juror and are prohibited from discussing the results with anyone prior to the official announcement in the festival’s program and at the award ceremony.
  14. Members of the Jury should take part in the presentation of shortlisted and awarded entries, organized in a form of public debate – if so proposed by the Organizer.
  15. The President of the Jury should take part also in the closing award-giving ceremony of the Festival where Young Drummer prize will be given.
  16. Upon accepting membership on the Jury, each juror agrees to abide by the above rules.

For more information, please write us at: [email protected].



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