The Girona Counties G! Awards for the Best Tourism Communication are annually granted awards that the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board created in order to acknowledge and reward the dissemination, promotion and recommendation work done by journalists worldwide for the benefit of travellers and of the tourist industry.


This invitation to enter is open to all natural or legal persons (i.e. individuals and companies) who present original work done on any communication medium (e.g. the print media, radio, television, Internet and literary or cinematographic production) that fosters and disseminates the wealth, diversity and quality of the Girona counties’ tourism resources and products and provides publicity for the “Costa Brava” and/or “Pirineu de Girona” trademarks.

There are four categories of awards:

  • Works published in audiovisual media (radio, television and cinema)
  • Works published in print media (newspapers, magazines, guides and printed books)
  • Works published in the written digital press (digital newspapers, digital magazines, blogs and e-books)
  • Audiovisual works published on digital platforms

Special conditions

For the purposes of the award, consideration will be given to original works published or broadcast between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, in any language and in any part of the world.

Deadline for presenting applications and documentation

Proposals may be presented up to 3 September 2018 at the headquarters of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board: Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona, Av. de Sant Francesc, 19, 3rd floor, 17001 Girona (Catalonia).

Entering for the awards involves fully accepting these rules and the verdict of the jury.

Candidates grant their authorisation so that any work recognised and awarded may be publicly disseminated through the Tourist Board’s communication channels.

The candidature form, duly completed, shall have to be accompanied by the original works or a copy thereof in the case of radio and television.


The works given awards in the audiovisual media and the print media categories will receive a prize of €5,000, while the prizes for the written digital media and audiovisual digital media will be €3,000 each.

The jury reserves the right to declare the award void if it feels that none of the works presented sufficiently merits the distinction to be awarded.

Evaluation criteria

The jury will evaluate the works presented in accordance with the criteria of drafting/production style, photograph and audiovisual images, originality, creativity, informative value and truthfulness.

Composition of the jury

The jury will be headed by the President of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board and will be made up of persons designated by the Advisory Committee from among figures of recognised prestige in the various media spheres.


The jury will meet and will issue its verdict for the Girona Counties G! Awards for the Best Tourism Communication. The jury’s verdict is final and will be made public during the prize-giving ceremony of the Girona Counties G! Tourism Awards, organised annually by the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board. In the light of the characteristics of the work and in accordance with the very philosophy behind the award, the Board may promote any initiatives necessary in order to disseminate it among society as a whole.

13th edition of the Girona Counties G! Tourism Awards

The winners of the G! Awards for the Best Tourism Communication, as well as those granted the G! Tourism Awards 2018 in the honorary categories and in the Yvette Barbaza research award, will be accorded public recognition in a ceremony to be held in December 2018.