Entry system is now open for submissions


Renewed Golden Drum Competition with two-year eligibility period, lower Early Bird Fees till June, and Entry Deadline for submissions till 13 August 2021!

Golden Drum opens Call for entries. Entrants from 38 countries are able to enter their creative solutions that have been aired, published or implemented for the first time between 1 January 2019 and 1 September 2021. The Festival also introduces Early Bird prices for entries, a quantity discount for 10 or more entries submitted and a 50% discount on entries in the Covid-19 Group.


Introducing the new competition structure

Having been forced to cancel the festival in 2020, the Golden Drum team is now pressing the Re:Start button, and with the assistance of international experts making fundamental changes to its competition where creative work published during the last two-year period will be eligible for the awards. Miha Bevc, Competition Director: “After a challenging year for our industry - and the world in general - we all needed to stop for a moment and Re:Think our ways forward. At Golden Drum we used a year off to Re:Build our competition from the ground up so it is better suited for current and future communication trends. We have Re:Shaped and doubled the number of juries - from two to four. The sections, groups and categories have also been Re:Freshed and now include Creative Business Excellence Section and Covid-19 Group, the latter with a 50% discount on all entries created in response to the Covid pandemic. All this – and more – has been done with one thing in mind. To Re:Start the Future of our beloved and highly creative industry. I’m looking forward to seeing the last two years through your ever-inspiring work again.“ 

The sections WHAT and WHY are being replaced with four brand new sections: Creative Business Excellence Drum, Craft Drum, One-Channel Drum, and Omni-Channel Drum.

The CREATIVE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE DRUM section is intended for works demonstrating exceptional solutions that have reshaped the business industry and will be judged by a mixed 16-member jury of the world's most accomplished marketers and agency professionals, visible internationally not only for their expertise in the creative field but also their extensive knowledge in the business sphere.

The CRAFT DRUM section recognizes creative excellence and brilliant execution in certain key segments of the advertising and communication production process. Awards in this section promote best practices that have helped raise the bar of the industry's craft standards.

The ONE-CHANNEL DRUM section focuses on individual works that are using a single channel of communicating the message to the market. Entries in this section demonstrate the creative use of one-channel communication, its benefits and efficiency.

The OMNI-CHANNEL DRUM section recognizes campaigns that were presented through multiple communication channels. Entries should demonstrate the creative use of multiple channels, their integration, and the efficiency of implementation of the communication solutions.

Entries in groups GENIUS LOCI/LOCAL SPIRIT, SOCIAL GOOD and COVID-19 will be shortlisted by all juries and judged for awards by four jury presidents. These groups are specific for Golden Drum festival and celebrate best works in local environment, social good causes and best Covid-19 works in the industry.


New Awards

The Bronze Drum Award and Best of Covid-19 Award have been added to the list of awards.


58 esteemed industry professionals from 28 countries will be evaluating the work entered into the Golden Drum Competition

Meet the jury


Key competition information

Deadline for entry submission: 13 August 2021

Short-lists announced: 13 October 2021

Golden Drum online Gala Award Ceremony: 15 October 2021

Entry Handbook

Entry System

Entry Fees

International ranking: Proud to be included as one of the 8 regional shows on WARC rankings and Creative 100

Contact Golden Drum team: E: [email protected], T: +386 1 439 60 41.

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