The Competition Suncokret ruralnog turizma Hrvatske 2023 – Sunflower Award has been opened.
« Sunflower of Croatian rural tourism – Sunflower Award » is a project of annual evaluation of tourist farms, traditional (rural) households, traditional (rural) gastronomy, wine tourism, craft tourism, active tourism in rural areas, rural tourism projects and projects protected and marketing label, organized by the Croatian Association for Tourism and Rural Development « The Village Membership Club ».
This action is a unique evaluation of the best programs, projects or activities of various entities in order to preserve (Croatian) originality and create rural tourism products and services and the promotion and development of rural areas.
Wine tourism as a special form of rural tourism includes complex combinations of viticulture, winemaking, enogastronomy, tasting rooms and wine cellars that in addition to wine offer can offer indigenous / traditional dishes, accommodation in a rural environment specific to 7 wine-growing areas and architecture. It is desirable that they be part of a wine route / road that harmoniously combines all the above elements of rural / wine tourism and thus complements the tourist destination. The winemaker, in addition to top wines, must have a facility / space for serving wine and do business with tourists (tasting, wine tours, events, etc.), and participants in this category may have different types of registrations (eg family farms, PG, crafts, companies , cooperatives, etc.). Evaluation in this category will be held under the auspices of the certified European cultural route « Iter Vitis ».
Craft tourism as a special form of rural tourism includes complex compounds of production of strong alcoholic beverages (according to the Ordinance on strong alcoholic beverages) or beer, gastronomy, tasting rooms and cellars that can offer indigenous / traditional dishes and accommodation in rural areas. It is desirable that they be part of the tourist offer that completes the destination. The producer, in addition to premium spirits or beer, must have a facility / space for service and do business with tourists (eg tasting, tours, events, etc.), and participants in this category may have different types of registration (eg family farms, PG, craft, company, cooperative, etc.). Judging in this category will be held under the auspices of the certified European cultural route « Iter Vitis »
The conditions for the application of all candidates are as follows: Entered in the appropriate business register, for example Vineyard Register, Operates for at least one year, The project was implemented in a rural area in this / previous year and is related to sustainable tourism.
All subjects and projects that enter the finals receive the recognition « SUNFLOWER of rural tourism in Croatia – Sunflower Award ». The winners by categories are awarded: 1st prize – Gold Charter, 2nd prize – Silver Charter 3rd prize – Bronze Charter. All winners receive a charter in the form of a unique statue « SUNFLOWER of Croatian rural tourism – Sunflower Award ».
An expert jury will evaluate registered candidates, awards ceremony will take place on November 30, 2023 in Osijek.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/xzxSAABw6bfovE869
The application deadline is: 18.09.2023.