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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: 2021 Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards 2021

The Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards, created by the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, are celebrated annually with the aim of recognising and rewarding outstanding content produced by journalists, influencers and content creators all over the world that best contributes towards informing, promoting and inspiring travellers and visitors to come and discover the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees destinations.

Participants

The competition is open to any person or organisation that presents original published work created in any communication format (newspapers, magazines, books and travel guides, printed or digital, in e-books, blogs, podcasts, audiovisual productions and programmes, etc.) which fosters and disseminates the values, wealth, diversity and quality of the Girona Counties’ tourist resources and products and helps to publicise the brands ‘Costa Brava’ and/or ‘Girona Pyrenees’.

The awards are divided into four categories:

  • Climent Guitart G! Award for the ‘Most Inspirational Showcasing of the Costa Brava and/or Girona Pyrenees’ Values and Tourist Attractions’.
  • G! Award for the ‘Most Original and Innovative Content about the Costa Brava and/or Girona Pyrenees’ Range of Tourist Options’.
  • G! Award for the ‘Best Tourist Experience on the Costa Brava and/or in the Girona Pyrenees’.
  • G! Award for the ‘Best Sustainable Tourism Activity and/or Experience on the Costa Brava and/or in the Girona Pyrenees’.

Specific conditions

The competition is open to the creators of all original work published, broadcast or distributed between 1 September 2020 and 30 October 2021, in any format, language and country.

Entry period and documentation

Entries for the competition can be submitted until 3 November 2021 using the registration form provided by the organisation. The completed form should be accompanied by the original piece of work (in PDF/JPEG/TIFF/MP3/MP4/AVI/WMV formats) or include a link to the website where it is available. Candidates who prefer may present their work in person at the offices of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board at 29 Avinguda de Sant Francesc, 3rd floor, 17001 Girona (Catalonia), Spain. There is no limit to the number of works that each candidate can submit.

Participation in the awards competition implies full acceptance of these rules and of the jury’s decision. Additionally, by entering, the candidate authorises the Tourist Board to publicly disseminate the award-winning works through its communication channels.

Prize money

The winning pieces of work will each receive a prize of 3,000 euros. The jury reserves the right to declare the award void if, in its opinion, none of the works presented meet the minimum standard required to merit the award.

The winner of each category must provide a copy of their national identity card, residence permit or passport, bank account holder certificate and public administration payee registration document before they can receive their prize money. The prize cannot be shared between two or more participants unless specifically requested beforehand in the candidate section of the application form.

Evaluation criteria

The jury will evaluate the works presented in accordance with criteria of writing/production style, the quality of the photographic and audiovisual images, tone, originality, creativity, informative value and veracity. It will also take into account the functionality of the work for the user.

Members of the jury

The jury will be formed of one representative of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, who will act as chairperson, members designated by the Advisory Committee chosen from people of recognised standing in the different areas of communication, and a secretary, without voting right, who will manage the competition.

Verdict

The jury will meet to vote and issue its verdict on the Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards. The jury’s verdict is final and will be publicly announced during the Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards ceremony, organised annually by the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board. Depending on the nature of the work and in accordance with the philosophy of the awards, the Tourist Board may apply all necessary initiatives to disseminate it to the public.

16th edition of the Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards

The winners of the Girona Counties G! Tourism Communication Awards, as well as those chosen for the 2021 G! Tourism Awards in honorary categories and the Yvette Barbaza Research Award, will receive their honours in a public ceremony. The Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, organiser of the G! Awards, reserves the right to postpone or cancel this edition for reasons of force majeure.