2020 POLIN Award

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fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

This year, POLIN Award will be presented for the 6th time. On 1 December, it will go to an individual or organization active in the field of preservation of the memory of the history of Polish Jews. The laureate will receive a financial award. The total sum of financial awards granted to the laureate, to those awarded an honourable mention, and to the nominees is 60,000 PLN.

The POLIN Award competition was launched in 2015. Its main goal is to promote those who fulfil the mission of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The laureates are individuals or organizations involved in the preservation of the memory of the history of Polish Jews, and in shaping the future based on mutual understanding and respect between Poles and Jews. 
Each year, POLIN Award competition jury headed by Marian Turski, Chair of POLIN Museum Council, nominates and awards individuals, NGOs, private and public institutions that have been engaged in a vital, unconventional and unique activity, have demonstrated an attitude, performed work or made a statement with a potential to exert a substantial influence on the social awareness of the history of Polish Jews, and on building Polish-Jewish relations.

„POLIN Award is our way to recognise people who are involved in preserving the memory of the history of Polish Jews, and to express our gratitude to them. The Award aims at popularising actions taken by those who work for the benefit of their local communities, thus fulfilling POLIN Museum’s mission. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and exceptionally poor conditions for financing and realising projects, showing our support for local social activists seems to me of a particular value,” says Radosław Wójcik, head of the 2020 POLIN Award competition. 

The competition is run in two stages: in the first one, submissions are collected and verified; in the second one, the jury (made up of the representatives of POLIN Museum, the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland and other organisations) selects the POLIN Award laureate. You can submit a candidate by filling out the form available on the webpage no later than 30 September. The jury can also grant honourable mentions. POLIN Award winner is presented a financial award.

The project is supported by the EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and by the state budget.,,