BigSEE Tourism Design Awards 2021

Registration for the BigSEE Tourism Design Awards 2021 is open!
Welcome to submit your work and join the competition with an early bird registration fee until January 20th!

BigSEE Tourism Design Awards recognise and expose excellence in creative tourism from Southeast Europe: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.

Dates & Deadlines

Early Bird: January 20, 2021

Announcement of the Winners: May 5, 2021

– Award ceremony: on Creative Tourism Festival, October 21, 2021 in City of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
– Exhibition opening: October 21, 2021 in City of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

Entrants are allowed to submit tourism project based in the region Southeast Europe that have been completed within the last two years.

– Projects can be entered by investors, designers, architects or authors of the creative tourism stories from anywhere in the world as long as the project is based in the region Southeast Europe.
– Entrants are allowed to submit multiple projects, but shall submit a separate entry form for each one, and pay a separate entry fee for each project.
– Only on time submitted project with specified text description and images will be admitted to competition. Entries will not be accepted or judged without payment of the entry fee.
– Submitted projects must have been finished within the last two years the following categories:

1. Creative story as experience
2. Creative destination as experience
3. Architecture and design as experience

Entry requirements
– completion of online entry form with data and description of the project (500-1000 characters – not words)
– 6 photographs in high resolution with name of photographer
– a portrait photo of the author with name of photographer (optional)

Criteria & Judging

The following criteria may be used as a guideline for submitting projects.

Projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
– innovation, intelligent design and/or originality of the story
– environmental sensitivity and sustainability
– cultural and social awareness
– functionality: how the project achieves its stated goals
– creative strength, passion and business excellence of Southeast Europe

Among winners of the BigSEE Tourism Design Award, Grand Prix winner in each category will be selected. The jury reserves the right to recategorise any entry to another category. The decision of the jury is final. The jury is not obliged to explain its decision.

Costs & Fees

The registration fee covers the cost of competition and judging process.
If the submitted project wins an award, the entrant is obligated to choose Winners’ package. Exclusive Winners’ Services exposure is optional.

Early Bird: 100 €
Regular: 200 €
Latecomer: 300 €

Winners’ Package is obligatory for all winners that receive an award. Among all it includes use of BigSEE Award logo, invitations and free entrance to festival, presentation and promotion of the project in digital, printed media and on event.

Winners’ Package include:
1. Use of BigSEE Tourism Design Award logo for award-winning project
2. Invitation and free entrance to Creative Tourism Festival 2021 and on Grand Prix award giving ceremony
3. Presentation & Promotion on Creative Tourism Festival 2021:
– Presentation of the award-winning project on BigSEE Tourism Design Exhibition with poster (poster production included)
– Lectures Tourism 180° – Winners stage 180°
– Info point on Creative Tourism Trade Show
4. Presentation & Promotion in printed media:
– Publication of the project in prestigious printed catalogue BigSEE Report
5. Presentation & Promotion in digital media:
– Presentation of the project with images and text in the online exhibition on
– Publication of the project on social media (Facebook, Instagram)
6. PR support

For extensive, tailor made exposure of your project you are strongly advised to upgrade the Winners’ Package with the Suggested Exclusive Winners’ Package that includes:
– Website Profile that enables Social Media Campaigns
– Extended exposure of the winning project in the BigSEE Report, 1/3 page project presentation
360 €

or you can choose among promotional services separately:
– Website Profile that enables Social Media Campaigns
– Extended exposure of the winning project in the BigSEE Report
– Festival Engagement: Tradeshow Exhibition Unit
– Additional: Postal Delivery of the BigSEE Trophy, BigSEE Report issue

More about exclusive winners’ services with application form here.

Apply here

To enter the award competition, please fill in the data bellow.




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