Jure Apih and Meta Dobnikar, new names on the Golden Drum New Europe Hall of Fame

05. October 2011

A wall is just a wall. But whoever’s name is inscribed on it, briefly brushes against immortality. Then a wall becomes The Wall. Golden Drum Festival has in its eighteen years attracted great visionaries and dreamers who fought courageously and passionately for the progress of the creative industry.

As time goes by and people move forward, we tend to forget the names of those that have set the foundations, upon which professionals of today build great things. Established in 2010 on the marble wall of Bernardin’s Congress Hall where Golden Drummers meet year and year again, GOLDEN DRUM NEW EUROPE HALL OF FAME reads the names of great woman and men, engraved for time eternal. The list grows with careful consideration and a sense of gratefulness to those, whose names and actions we should never forget. This year The Wall is richer for two new really great names. Jure Apih and Meta Dobnikar joined the great crowd of exceptional people.

My name on Bernardin’s wall of fame is a great reward that I am very proud of. I understand it as confirmation, reminder and an action of gratitude of all those people that helped Golden Drum to become as it is. Without all the enthusiasm and love it wouldn’t become such a great festival. Recognition not only in our industry not only in countries across New Europe but much wider has driven us to innovate and create. Bitter sweet was the knowledge that our ideas were used by many creators of other similar festivals across the world. The head and the heart of our organisation team was of course Jure Apih I was just the neck and many, many great co-workers synchronized body.
Meta Dobnikar

The fact that my name will stay on The wall at least as long as the glue on marble Bernardin will hold is a small patch on my wounded ego. The knowing that the world still turns around even if I am not there has nothing to do with vanity. Two steps forward, one backward is love dance which goes two steps forward again.
Jure Apih

About Jure Apih and Meta Dobnikar, new names on the Golden Drum New Europe Hall of Fame
Thanks to Jure and Meta, the Golden Drum Festival has been put on the map of the World's most prominent and important advertising festivals. It is this festival that brings together representatives of advertising, prominent guests and speakers, a festival that teaches, rewards and celebrates. As Mr. Apih said time and again, the motto of the festival is - "Sharp competition, good school, crazy party and devilish challenge". That was and will remain key guidance for the future, thus distinguishing the Golden Drum Festival from other festivals. This is a recognition for the years of work in creating and developing the Golden Drum Festival as it represents an outstanding value and importance, not only for the advertising profession in Slovenia, but also internationally.