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Golden Drum Festival reveals this year’s finalists ahead of October 10 awards night

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — The Golden Drum festival jury has selected the finalists of the Golden Drum and Young Drummers competition, with winners to be announced on October 10 during the Golden Drum Awards show, powered by Mastercard.

Competition finalists announced 

A diverse panel of jurors, led by renowned professionals from various parts of the world, has chosen finalists for the five competition sections: One-Channel Drum, Omni-Channel Drum, Craft Drum, Creative Business Excellence Drum, Creative Media Excellence Drum, and a special All Juries Section

The Young Drummers Competition jury chose the best creative solutions in poster/poster series format submitted by participants from all around the world. Miha Bevc and Špela Levičnik Oblak, Competition Directors, shared their reflections: “Golden Drum again brought together an amazing group of international professionals with different backgrounds to judge this year’s entries. With an increase in the number of entries, the jury members had a hard job to do. During the judging sessions, we have heard in-depth discussions that resulted in awarding the best work in the region. The jury members left inspired, not only by the work but also by each other’s diverse perspective on the creative solutions seen competing.”


They went on, “Golden Drum has again confirmed its position as one of the seven regional festivals in the world included on the WARC ranking – meaningful creativity that drives our business and outstanding quality of work. A big thank you to all our jury members and a huge congratulations to all who made it onto the shortlists. We are looking forward to finding out which works and ideas behind them are going to become the benchmark for excellence in creativity for the year to come. Let’s celebrate the region’s best work at the Golden Drum Awards Show on October 10. See you in Portorož, Slovenia.” 

The pinnacle of the Golden Drum Competition will be a special gala event, where exceptional creativity will be celebrated. This grand occasion will feature the announcement of several prestigious awards, including the winner of the Young Drummers Competition, powered by Slovenian Tourist Board. The evening will also honor recipients of the Bronze, Silver, Golden, and Grand Prix Drums, as well as announce the winners of the Brand Grand Prix, Best of Social Good, Best of Genius Loci, and the new Game Changer award, powered by Telemach Slovenia

Furthermore, the evening will recognize the agency that earns the esteemed title of Adriatic Agency of the Year, powered byZavarovalnica Triglav, Independent Agency of the Year, supported by, Agency of the Year, Production Agency of the Year, Digital Agency of the Year,  Media Agency of the Year, powered by BH Telecom. A spotlight will also be shone on the Creative Director of the Year award, powered by Elan, and celebrate the Network of the Year.  

To add to the evening’s excitement, the community will welcome a new inductee into the Golden Drum Hall of Fame: Catalin Dobre, Co-CEO and Chief Creative Officer of McCann Worldgroup Romania and Regional Creative Director McCann, CEE.  

See the showcase of finalists of the Golden Drum and Young Drummers Competition here.

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