27.05.2020 - 31.08.2020 History

Foreign Minister’s history contest for best publications promoting the history of Poland opens for entries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs announces a contest for the best foreign-language publication promoting the history of Poland and the best Polish language publication on the history of Polish diplomacy. The contest welcomes works that were published in 2019. Historians can submit their works until 31 August 2020.

Submissions should be in book form only (academic monographs, popular science publications, or source editions) – and have no more than three authors.

The winner of the contest in the category “Best foreign language publication promoting Poland’s history” will receive a cash prize of EUR 10,000; the first prize in the category “Best publication on the history of Polish diplomacy” is PLN 20,000.

The contest prizes are awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the request of the Historical Diplomacy Council.

How to enter:

Entries must be submitted by 31 August 2020, or postmarked by that day to be eligible for consideration.

Entries must include three copies if possible accompanied by published reviews, opinions, and peer reviews. Books sent in electronic form will also be accepted and can be send to ddpk.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl with “History Contest of the Minister of Foreign Affairs” in the email subject line.

The entry should include the written consent of the author or authors to take part in the contest and their contact details.

This year’s edition of the contest is only open to works published in 2019.

The publications should be sent to: Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Department Dyplomacji Publicznej i Kulturalnej (Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy), Al. J. Ch. Szucha 23, 00-580 Warszawa; with the envelope marked “Konkurs Historyczny Ministra SZ” (“History Contest of the Minister of Foreign Affairs”). The MFA does not return copies that were entered for the contest.

If you have any questions about the contest, please do not hesitate to contact Polish Institute Brussels via our e-mail address: bruksela@instytutpolski.org

Terms and conditions of the competition:


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