History Contest for best publications promoting history of Poland and its diplomacy
The Minister of Foreign Affairs has launched a contest for the best foreign-language publication promoting Poland’s
history and the best Polish-language publication on the history of Polish diplomacy released in 2022. Authors are invited
to submit their books by 1 June 2023.
To be eligible for the contest, a publication must be a book (a scientific monograph, a popular science publication or an edition of
sources) by no more than three authors.
Laureates will be awarded a cash prize of EUR 10,000 for ranking first, EUR 5,000 for ranking second and EUR 2,500 for ranking third in
the category “Best foreign-language publication promoting Poland’s history”, whereas winners of the category “Best Polish-language
publication on the history of Polish diplomacy” will receive PLN 20,000 as first prize, PLN 10,000 as second prize and PLN 5,000 as third
The contest prizes are awarded by the Foreign Minister at the request of the Historical Diplomacy Council.
How to submit a publication:
To participate in the contest, you must send your publication by 1 June 2023 (date of postmark deemed to be date of delivery).
Entries must include 3 copies of the publication, with published peer reviews, opinions and publisher’s reviews enclosed if available. It is
also acceptable to send an e-book to the following address: email@example.com, in an e-mail titled “History Contest of the FA
A written consent of the author or authors to participate in the contest, and their contact details, must be enclosed with the entry.
This year’s contest edition is intended only for publications released in 2022. All formal and material requirements are included in the
rules of the contest which form part of the Order No. 24 of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of 18 July 2017 on the History Contest of the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, with appendices (Journal of Laws of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of 2023, item 7).
Please send your publications to the following address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, al. J. Ch.
Szucha 23, 00-580 Warszawa, in an envelope marked “History Contest of the FA Minister”; or submit it to the Correspondence Register of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entry from Litewska Street, Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The MFA will not return the copies of publications entered for the contest.