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Results of the “Souvenir from Poland” competition

The aim of the “Souvenir from Poland” competition held in September and October was to obtain new, original souvenirs that would promote Poland. The Jury chose 20 finalists out of 477 applications. Get acquainted with the list of awarded authors and the photo gallery.

Participants prepared souvenirs in two categories:Plakat

TRADITION – souvenirs that refer richly to the Polish culture

INSPIRATION – souvenirs that refer to modern trends in the design

The competition was all-Polish, but was open to foreigners too. The participation was free. It lasted from the 1st of September until 31st of October. The results were determined on November 9th. While assessing the souvenirs Jury concentrated on originality, aesthetics and marketing potential for the promotion of Poland and Polish culture. The most interesting souvenirs were presented at the exhibitions in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw in November 2009 and in the Cepelia Gallery on Konstytucji Square 5 in January 2010.

RESULTS

I PRIZE

Not awarded

II PRIZE

Inspiration Category

Bogusław Śliwiński – Embroided tablemats

Tradition Category

Beata Legierska – Cell phone case

III PRIZE

Inspiration Category

Agnieszka Zaborska-Jagiełło (Grupa projektowa Zurribanda) – „Folk girl” – Puzzle
Joanna Sulich, Maria Odolczyk, Karolina Tarasiewicz, Jessica Czetwertyńska-Guibourgé, Katarzyna Jagiełło, Karolina Czapska – Notebook bag with a cutout motive
Agata Wojtkiewicz, Aleksandra Szaflik – (grupa projektowa Kokoshka) – „Polish set”
Marta Krzyszkowska-Gierych – T-shirts
Magdalena Jurek – Ptaszki – Pendrives
Piotr Wiśniewski, Aleksandra Pięta – „Ludowadła” – shoe-laces

Tradition Category

Jan Kirsz – Szopka
Anna i Rajmund Kicman – Ceramic figurines
Czesława Lewandowska – Lace aprons

ADDITIONAL REWARDS

Inspiration Category

Agnieszka Borowska-Korek, Marcin Korek – Glass horse
Weronika Libiszowska, Emilia Noceń (Pracownia Blok Techniczny) – „Japolki” – flip-flops
Zofia Piestrzyńska – Clips
Edyta Ołdak – Playing-cards
Justyna Łodzińska (Ceramik) – Figurka baby
Agata Kowal-Rushil – Felt birds
Dorota Taranek – Silk scarfs
Agnieszka Kaczmarek – Pattern
Eliza Sutkowska – Gingerbread form

PHOTO GALLERY

Honor patronage: The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski;

Partners: Polish Tourist Organization, The Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Mazovian Voivodship, Association of Folk Artists, National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw.

Jury Members:

Jerzy Biernat – The Association of Polish Artists and Designers,
Adam Czyżewski, PhD – National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw,
Anna Filipowicz-Mróz – The The CEPELIA Polish Art And Handicraft Foundation
Bożena Głowacz – The Association of Folk Artists,
Adam Mikołajczyk – Brief for Poland,
Cezary Molski – Polish Tourist Organization.

Prizes:

I prize 15.000 PLN (not awarded)
II prize 9.000 PLN
III prize 5.000 PLN
Additional rewards 1.400 PLN

The total value of prizes awarded in the competition: 76 400 zł.

More information on the competition and exhibitions:

Anna Filipowicz-Mróz – Secretary, Jury member
phone number: 022/826-60-31 internal number 142.

Marta Godlewska-Goska
phone number: 0 784-241-099
m.godlewska-goska@cepelia.pl

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DID YOU KNOW?

During the fifties CEPELIA cooperative “Brąz Dekoracyjny” restored the monument of Fryderyk Chopin that was destroyed during the World War II. The monument, placed in the Royal Baths in Warsaw, was designed in the beginning of the XXth century by Wacław Szymanowski. New, reconstructed monument was unveiled in 1958.

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