„Souvenir from Poland” competition

CEPELIA Foundation invites you to take part in the „SOUVENIR FROM POLAND” contest.  It is a part of  the celebrations of its 60th birthday. The aim of the competition is to obtain new, original souvenirs that would promote Poland. We want the participants to combine creatively traditional elements and patterns of Polish culture with modern design.

  • TRADITION – souvenirs that refer richly to the Polish culture
  • INSPIRATION – souvenirs that refer to modern trends in the design

The competition is all-Polish, but it is open to foreigners too. The participation is free. It lasts from the 1st of September until 31st of October. The results will be determined on November 9th and the most interesting souvenirs will be presented at the exhibition in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw in November 2009 and in the catalogue. While assessing the souvenirs Jury will concentrate on originality, aesthetics and marketing potential for the promotion of Poland and Polish culture.

The souvenirs should:

  • Promote Poland
  • Breed interest in the Polish culture
  • Refer to the richness and traditions of the Polish culture
  • Be original, functianal and small in size
  • Have the technological construction that will enable it’s further production

·    I prize 15.000 PLN
·    II prize 9.000 PLN
·    III prize 5.000 PLN
Jury may award participants with the special prizes founded by other sponsors.

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.

Important dates:

  • September 1st2009. – announcment of the cometitionogłoszenie Konkursu,
  • October 31st 2009 – competition deadline,
  • November 4th 2009 – proceedings of judical commission,
  • November 9th 2009 – announement of the results at the Organizer’s website
  • November 18th 2009 – presenting winners with the prizes, opening of the post-competition exhibition in the National Ethnographic Museum.

Download (in Polish):

  1. Regulations
  2. Registration card

Please send/submit the competition entries to the following address:
The CEPELIA Polish Art And Handicraft Foundation
Chmielna Street 8
00-020 Warszawa
Monday – Friday, 9.00 am –3 pm

Anna Filipowicz-Mróz – Competition Secretary
Phone 022/826-60-31 extension: 142.
Marta Godlewska-Goska
Phone: 0 784-241-099

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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.


Fundacja “CEPELIA” - Polska Sztuka i Rękodzieło
ul. Chmielna 8, 00-020 Warszawa
tel. (022) 826-60-31, fax. (022) 826-48-54

e-mail: fundacja@cepelia.pl