Sinj Tourist Board Participates in 18th Golden Pen Awards

May 28, 2022 - On May 27 at the Meštrović Gallery in Split, the Golden Pen awards ceremony was held.

Namely, since 2005, the Croatian National Tourist Board has awarded the "Golden Pen" to emphasize the value of a professional approach to writing and media promotion in Croatia, aware of the importance of the influence of foreign tourism journalists.

Prizes are awarded for the best texts, radio and TV reports, blog posts, and the best post on social networks.


As part of the three-day program for journalists, a special part was organized that took place in Bol and Sinj, hosted by local tourist boards. The program in Sinj began with a tour of the Sinjska Alka Museum, where journalists and directors of CNTB offices, accompanied by Alkars Frane Ivković (winner of the 300th Sinj Alka), Mihovil Župa (winner of the 306th Sinj Alka) and Alkar boys Mirko Malbaša and Petra Cvitković, were greeted by Monika Vrgoč, director of the Sinj Tourist Board, Boris Filipović Grčić, head of the Sinjska Alka Museum, Miro Bulj, Mayor of Sinj and Denis Bobeta, Deputy Mayor of Sinj.



They visited the museum exhibition accompanied by tourist guide Dino Ivančić, and Tomislav Barhanović, the museum's curator. This was followed by a tour of the Grad Fortress, where part of the program continued with the performance of the Klapa Cetinjanka from Hrvace, the Association for the Preservation of the Heritage of the Cetina region, and the Rera and Gusle Association from Otok. Refreshments were prepared by the famous bartender and cocktail master Jure Vojković. In addition to traditional tunes on the list of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia and UNESCO, they were introduced to the events in the famous battle of 1715, the close link between the knightly Alka game and the worship of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and a panoramic view of the Sinj field and the mountain beauties that surround it, with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.


This year, the Croatian National Tourist Board organized the 18th Golden Pen Awards Ceremony in cooperation with the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and the Split Tourist Board. On that occasion, 17 awards to foreign journalists, bloggers, and influencers for the best media coverage of Croatia as a tourist destination last year were given at the Meštrović Gallery.

The Sinj Tourist Board is extremely pleased that among the awarded journalists are Lojze Wieser and Florian Gebauer from the Austrian television company ORF, who last year recorded the award-winning show "Tastes of Europe - Dalmatia" with articles from Sinj and the Sinj area. They were in Sinj yesterday with Branimir Tončinić, director of the Vienna office.


The Sinj Tourist Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their successful cooperation and assistance in the organization, especially: the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the Alkar Knights Society, the Sinjska Alka Museum, the Museum of Cetina Krajina - Sinj, the Cetina Klapa, the Association of Old Crafts, OPG Moro, OPG Župić, OPG Mravak, Juri Vojković, Stipe Prološčić, Edo Crljen, and Tonća Klapež, management and staff of the restaurant Kod Frane - Ovrlja and Čistoća Cetinske krajine - Sinj!

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