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Prize winners of the Polish History Competition 2018 | Photo: Maciej Łabudzki
Prize winners of the Polish History Competition 2018 | Photo: Maciej Łabudzki

In 2018, one hundred years after the independence of Poland, the 21st Polish history competition with the topic "Contemporaries of Independence" added a grass-root perspective to this occasion. On 9 November 2018, the winners of the competition received their prizes in the »History Meeting House«.

Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta
Presentation of the award winning works of the 18th Polish History Competition | Photo: Karta

Over the past 20 years, the Polish History Competitions organised by the KARTA Center have encouraged over 14,400 students to participate. After the last of three consecutive competitions entitled “Hidden History - Undiscovered, Untold, Unheard..” had come to an end in November 2017, it was a good moment to look back on past successful competitions and lessons learnt during these sometimes turbulent years.

Polish Award Ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Polish Award Ceremony | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

On 27 October, the History Meeting House in Warsaw hosted the award ceremony of the 20th Polish history competition. More than 50 students displayed their eight awarded entries to the competition project »Historia bliska« organised by the KARTA Center.

Group of Polish prize winners from “Technical No. 8”, a school in Olsztyn | Photo: KARTA Center
Group of Polish prize winners from “Technical No. 8”, a school in Olsztyn | Photo: KARTA Center

On 1 December 2015, the Polish EUSTORY History Competition »Historia bliska« invited its prize winners to the Museum of Independence in Warsaw to receive their awards. To honour the students’ achievements, Fundacja Ośrodka KARTA (KARTA Center), the competition’s organiser, had invited experts from the field of historical research who praised the results.