Recipients of the 2013 Jakob Prize:
House of Surprises by Pankratium Society
In a renovated Middle Age hospice dating back to 12th century, Pankratium Society created the ‘House of Surprises’, an outstandingly innovative example of visual presentation of tone and sound, consisting of forty topics. Forty artists from all over Europe were included in the project, contributing truly innovative solutions for enjoying the world of sound. The House of Surprises addresses various age groups and enables a wide range of experiences.
Tourist Mine in Mežica
The Tourist Mine in Mežica in the heart of the mountain of Peca, which can be explored by bike or kayak.
Subject of the 2012 Competition:
Innovative tourist programmes in the field of alternative forms of leisure and relaxation.
Recipients of the 2012 Jakob Prize:
Nature Park in Motion
Ecological Village of Forest Fairies at Camping Bled
The project of the Ecological Village of Forest Fairies
at Camping Bled represents an innovation in the range of services currently offered by campsites. Its special feature is the fact that the houses originate from the local tourist heritage (culture, forestry) and that the tourist offer (food, sanitary facilities, etc.) is based on the local culture. The special value of the project is that the tourist offer was created in a relatively simple manner, without excessive investment. Nonetheless, the results are enviable.
Similarly, the project from Austrian Styria, the Nature Park in Motion
, is an example of distinctive innovation connected with the central aspiration of the global tourist development, i.e. natural and sustainable development. The project is of extraordinary high quality, including its infrastructure, and is based on studying the nature through the culture of reading. The jury believes that this could be a good example not only for Austria but also for the comprehensive European tourist endeavours. The jury also concluded that despite the fact this year’s number of applied projects was relatively high, the applicants did not fully understand the purpose and goals of the competition and particularly its subject – the emphasis of which, as always, is on innovation.
Recipients of the 2011 Jakob Prize:
Jakob 2011 Prize Winner: Hotel Triglav Bled project, Chef Uroš Štefelin Culinary School
The prize was presented to the winner at the Fair by Zoran Janković, the Mayor of the City Municipality of Ljubljana