Entering the Golden Drum Competition you have a chance to win one of the following awards:

Grand Prix
award for the best Film, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Direct communication, Design of Brand & Corporate Identity, Digital, Mobile, New or innovative, Integrated communication campaigns, Direct campaigns, Digital campaigns including Mobile campaigns, Branded content, Events, Public relations, Media and Innovative campaigns.

New: Good Cause Grand Prix
Entries submitted to the Social & charity categories, or deemed by their content to be social and charity-related entries, may not receive the Grand Prix award. However, all social and charity-related entries that receive a Golden Drum award shall be eligible to be judged by both Juries for the best Social & charity work and receive the Good Cause Grand Prix award. A recipient of this award receives 18 points. The Juries reserve the right to withhold this award. 

Golden Drum
award for the winning entry in a category.

Silver Drum award for the second best entry in a category.

Golden Rose award for the entrant (advertising agency) that collects the most points.

Tartini Award
for the most successful independent advertising agency that collects the most points.

Golden Net
award for the most successful advertising network on the basis of the points of all entrants that comprise the network in question.

Brand Grand Prix award for the advertised brand that collects the most points.

Special awards

Virtuoso Awards
Single Channel jury shall nominate a maximum of three entries from those included on the shortlist in the Single Channel Section to receive the following special Virtuoso Awards:
  • Best Illustration for author of best illustration
  • Best Photography for author of best photography
  • Best Cinematography for director of photography of the best film clip
Golden Watch Award
Golden Watch award is one of our special awards that will be presented to the Creative Director of the best Campaign of the Year which collects most points in this year's Golden Drum Competition. The winner will be awarded with the title of the Best Creative Director of this year's Golden Drum, thus celebrating the overall winner for her or his achievements.

Virtuoso Awards and Golden Watch Award do not receive points.


Entrants receive points for each short-listed or awarded entry according to the following key:

Grand Prix 15
Golden Drum   9
Silver Drum                   5 points
Finalist 1 point
Good Cause Grand Prix (New in 2014! See Eligibility & Conditions, art. 21) 18 points
Grand Prix in group Q 18 points
Golden Drum in group Q 11 points
Silver Drum in group Q 6 points
Finalist in group Q 2 points


Winners Branding

As a Golden Drum winner, you will gain the exclusive right to use the Official Golden Drum Festival Winners Branding. All winners receive the specially designed logos and visuals of the Golden Drum Awards Branding to use in their web and print advertising, along with the special email signatures for every employee of the awarded company.