Solin Tourist Board , Hotel President Solin and the City of Solin, within the 5th International Congress of Historical Cities, that will be held from 26th to 29th March 2019. at Hotel President Solin, will award the winners with the International cultural-tourism award “Plautilla” in three categories. The award is given for the quality and innovation in historical cities management, in the field of interpretation and protection of cultural heritage, and the promotion and distribution of cultural tourism products.

The categories in which prizes are awarded:

1) BEST CULTURAL TOURIST PRODUCT
The award relates to those tourist boards/ institutions / companies / crafts etc. for the best tourist product that is characterized by the quality and creative interpretation of the cultural and historical heritage.

2) HISTORICAL CITY / LOCALITY / INSTITUTIONS
The award relates to those cities / institutions that have significant achievements in the protection and conservation of cultural heritage.

3) BEST CULTURAL TOURIST ITINERARY
The award relates to itineraries that present the cultural and historical heritage of the city or area in a high quality and interpretative way, and can refer to one-day excursions, seven-day or city break programs.

4) BEST STUDENT PAPER OF STUDENT AND MENTOR

The award is given based on the reviewers’ grades, for the best paper in domain of protection and interpretation of cultural heritage.

This is the award for the best student paper with a supervisor in domain of interpretation and/or tourist valorisation of cultural heritage. First place award combines golden plague with financial price of 5.000,00 kn, second place award is 3.000,00 kn and third place award is 1.000,00 kn.

The prizes are awarded based on the evaluation of the jury, which consist of reviewers ‘ evaluations and the evaluation of the oral presentation of the work. Award can be given only to those candidates who have submitted entire paper until March 15th and which have presented the work on the Congress, because the performance evaluation also depends on oral work presentation in front of jury. Financial prize will only be awarded to the student and if rewarded work is a work of student and mentor together, both will receive recognition / plague for the first 3 places. Furthermore, if there are more authors together, students will divide financial price among themselves (maximal number is 3 / 2 students and 1 mentor /). If the work is written in English language, student will receive extra points.

Deadline for short description delivery of each paper that wish to receive award is February 15th 2019.  If your short description is approved, you are obligated to settle participation fee in order to present your work during Congress. Student discount with valid student card: 60 %

Note: two supervisors and a student may also submit their papers in this call.

The selection of candidate will be conducted based on the terms and conditions of contest, and the winners will be awarded for first three places in each category. For the award may apply all the legal entities (institutions/associations/companies/foundations/tourist boards) from Croatia and foreign countries. The award ceremony will be held on March 28th 2019.at 7:00 p.m. at Hotel President Solin.