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Thank you: King Goya nominated for an Award Golden Pen

King Goya has noticed Croatia in a personal way…

Zlatna penal, or Golden Pen in English. This is Award for the best-written story about Croatia. King Goya is nominated in the category for online travel magazines and blogs. Since King Goya isn´t a blog, the nomination must be for best online travel magazine. Thank you very much!

Personal style

“Our reasoning is that King Goya has noticed Croatia in a personal way, appealing and an inspiration to all happy travelers”. Marija Bakovic said so. She works with PR and Marketing at Croatia Tourist Office.

Like most of the news, this message appeared surprisingly at my inbox. Obviously all of our travel writers are proud of the nomination. King Goya is noticed – not only by a million readers but also by a National Tourist Organization. We write about travel destinations, about local food and exciting places. We publish stories and pictures by journalistic principles and we will continue to do so in the future. In English and in Norwegian.

Award Golden Pen

Visit Zagreb

The Croatian Tourist Board has established the award Zlatna penkala (Golden Pen) for the best texts or radio and TV reports about Croatian tourism. All candidates will be awarded a 3-day stay in capital Zagreb, while the winners in two categories will be awarded with “Golden Pen”.

Land of the pen

The additional value lies in the fact that Croatia is the birthplace of the pen. Namely, the inventor engineer Slavoljub Penkala who lived and worked in Zagreb, invented the first mechanical pencil in the World in 1906, and in 1907 invented the first fountain pen in the World.

Candidates for the award Zlatna penkala (Golden Pen) are nominated by the directors of offices of the Croatian tourist board abroad. All nominated media representative, journalists from significant markets, on this occasion will spend a few days in Croatia in June.

The award winners shall be decided by a special commission, which will consist of two representatives of the Croatian tourist board and president of the Croatian journalists’ society on the basis of nominations from offices of the Croatian tourist board.


Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya a few years back. Always traveling the world. Meeting people, local food and engaging stories are my passion. I don´t collect countries or require gorilla-stalking in Africa. I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive, and then excited to return home.


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