The competition will be held both in Scotland and the rest of the UK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) in cooperation with Polish City Club. It consist of five main categories: Business, Culture, Science, Personality, and “The Young Pole”.

Within the Business category suggested candidates should have a documented history of running a business. They should be able to prove considerable commercial success and a respected position within their sector.

The second category, Culture, should include candidatures of people involved in creative work (e.g. composers, writers, poets, painters, directors, actors, etc.), as well as those whose task it is to promote culture in any way.

The best candidates for the next category – Science  – are people with proven achievements who work primarily within the scientific and educational sectors in institutions in the UK.

The next category, Personality, is designed for individuals with outstanding authority, activity, personal resourcefulness and initiative, for instance in social life (including charity).

Lastly, “The Young Pole” is the prime category for individuals who are less than 35 years old and have been successful in one of the above categories, or whose professional performance has had a positive impact on the local community and has contributed significantly to building a positive image of Poles and Poland in the United Kingdom.

What is more, for the first time this year, organisers shall grant the Internet Users Award. Starting February 20, for one month, Internet users shall elect their candidates in specific categories, via Internet using Pangea Magazine website. Another new addition to the contest is honouring the people who are not Polish, but do support Polish communities abroad.

Representatives of Polish organisations, societies and associations operating in Great Britain are invited to be candidates for the nominations. However, individual applications are also welcome. Each entry should include the candidate’s CV in which the achievements nominating him/her for the prize are clearly manifested. Moreover, the applications should indicate at least five people who would support his/her candidacy. Each of the supporters must provide his/her full name and address, and must personally sign the application form.

  • Complete documentation of each applicant should consist of:
  • Application form with signatures of the supporters.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant specifically stating his/hers merits, max. 1 page A4
  • Personal statement signed by the applicant whereby he/she/they agree(s) to participate in the contest and act according to its rules and conditions.
  • Personal statement signed by the applicant accepting the use of personal data by organisers of the competition.

Click here to download the documents.

Applications must be submitted by the 14th of February 2015 to the following address:

Scottish Edition:

PANGEA Network
11 Collier Place
Edinburgh EH16 4PZ
“The Outstanding Pole in Scotland”

English, Welsh and Irish Edition:

Polish City Club
69 Churston Drive
SM4 4JD Morden, Surrey
“The Outstanding Pole in England, Wales and Northern Ireland”

The announcement of the winners of the Scottish Edition, together with the awards ceremony, will be held on the 15th of May, 2015 during the ceremonial gala organised at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. The winners of the English, Welsh and Irish editions shall be awarded their prize on the 17th of May in London.

Honorary patronage: Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh and The Foundation of the Polish Promotional Emblem „Teraz Polska”



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