IX Edition of Benedict the Pole Award

On June 24, 2023, at 4:00 pm, the 9th edition of the Benedict Pole Awards took place at the Kazimierzowski Palace in Warsaw, in the Senate Room of the University of Warsaw.

The symposium "Laureates of the Benedict Pole Award 2023" was aimed at popularizing Polish exploration achievements and recalling, through the person of the Patron, Franciscan Benedict Pole, the historical significance that our country has played in the field of intercultural contacts. The event was scientific in nature, a celebration of the achievements of Polish scientists and scientists from abroad who collaborate with Polish researchers.

In this year's (2023) 9th edition of the Benedict Pole Award, the Grand Prize winners were:

Main Prize for a Pole by Marta Kolanowska, PhD, submitted by the Polish Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.

Main Prize for a Foreigner Prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas submitted by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Lithuania.

Special Mention Dr. Odpurev Gankhuyag submitted by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Mongolia.

As in previous editions, the ceremony received the Honorary Patronage of Mr. President of the Republic of Poland Dr. Andrzej Duda, the prize pool was funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and the project was subsidized by the Ministry of Education and Science and the University of Warsaw. Radio patronage of the ceremony was provided by Polish Radio SA.

The ceremony at the Kazimierz Palace, was attended by representatives of state and local government authorities and the scientific and cultural world.

During the ceremony, a congratulatory letter from the President of the Republic of Poland to the Laureates was read >>.

The ceremony and symposium were streamed on YouTube

Information and interviews appeared on the Co-organizers' websites:

Report from the event with photo report - City of Leczyca >>

In addition, information about the award and the ceremony was transmitted by the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to our diplomatic missions.


Video report from the ceremony


Photo gallery by Marzena Hmielewicz


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the ceremony was assumed by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda

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Funder of the award: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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The project "Symposium Laureates of the Benedict Pole Award 2023" is supported by state budget funds granted by the Minister of Education and Science within the framework of the Excellent Science II Program.

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Media Patronage

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The Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club
The headquarters:
69 Nowy Świat Street, Warsaw, klatka (stairs) B, pokoj (room)107

The correspondence:
Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warsaw Poland


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