Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
Extensive changes were made to the core of the competition, with additional emphasis given to works showcasing digital, craft, and business excellence. The sections WHAT and WHY are being replaced with four brand new sections: Creative Business Excellence Drum, Craft Drum, One-Channel Drum and Omni-Channel
A special All Juries section featuring groups focused on local spirit, social good causes, and works created in response to the Covid pandemic will be judged somewhat differently, and will not have its own jury. Works submitted in this section will be rated by all jury members instead, and awarded by the four juries’ presidents.
Golden Drum 2021 has a two-year eligibility period.
The festival is adding the Bronze Drum Award to its list of awards and introducing a revised points system. The single edition Best of COVID-19 for the best work in the COVID-19 group will be given out as a special award at Golden Drum 2021.