The Museum of Polish History, in cooperation with the portal, has announced for the fifteenth time the “Historical Event of the Year”, which aims to honor the organizers, innovators and initiators of the most interesting historical projects of the past year. Applications are accepted from April 1 to May 31, 2022 via the website

In the first stage, individuals, institutions, organizations and cultural centers submit projects in three categories: It happened – Any festival, outdoor event, conferences and seminars, set of events (book, exhibition, website, paintings), historical reconstruction, archaeological excavations, performances, social campaigns, etc., Exhibition Any new permanent or temporary exhibition, electronic exhibition, museum opening, etc. And the education – Any educational projects (eg workshops, lessons, educational games), publications, storyboards, electronic/multimedia events (movies, audiobooks), website, mobile applications, etc. In this year’s edition of the poll, projects can be submitted online in all categories.

To submit an event, go to the Plebiscite . website www.whr.muzhp.plread the regulations and enter the tab Submit Project. Each applicant is entitled to submit a maximum of one project in each of the categories. Then the jurors choose the last fifteen from among all the submissions made.

In the second phase (July 15 – August 15, 2022), the list of the fifteen winners (5 from each category) will be published on the referendum website, and internet users will indicate their types through it. The referendum is the first of its kind in the country, and the winners are chosen by jurors and netizens.

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As is the case every year, the referendum will end with a festive ceremony during which the results will be announced. During the ceremony, short films are presented about each final project, then the results of the voting are revealed, the winners in the above categories are presented, and representatives of the organizers hand them exquisite sculptures and sculptures designed by Krakow artist Maciej Zikovic. The remaining twelve receive diplomas and book prizes.

The referendum enjoys prestige and media attention. In previous years, there were more and more applications from centers of the foreign Polish diaspora, incl. From Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, Lithuania, Latvia, USA, Sweden, Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain. The poll engages many local communities who want to promote the projects they are organizing. From year to year, the number of submitted projects competing for the title of the most important one increases. Since the start of the referendum, more than 1,000 projects have been submitted, and nearly 50,000 have participated in online voting. Internet users.

On the YouTube channel of the Polish History Museum, the following are available:

spot Encouragement to submit projects:

Presentation of the winners From the previous version:


The first stage

1. Submission of projects: April 1 – May 31, 2022

2. Selection of projects by the jury – 25 June 2022

The second phase

3. Online Voting: July 15 – August 15 2022

4. Results Announcement – September 2022

Previous winners:

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2020 – Jan Kowalski’s Year Celebrations, the exhibition “The History of لودód in Miniature. Human Accurate History”, the launch of the educational portal Polish Music Library and the special prize of the Polish History Museum, awarded to the project “On the Trail of Mystery – Revival of Archival Postcards”.

2019 – “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the First Silesian Uprising”, exhibition “Volunteer”. Witold Pilecki and his mission at Auschwitz”, and the educational site “Powstańcy Śląscy”.

2018 – exhibition “Karol Śliwka. Polish projects Polish designers (category “Exhibition”), “Borderlands Heritage Festival” (category “Event”) and “Family educational publication “An Open Book of the World” (category “Education and Multimedia”).

2017 – Exhibition “Enigma Pogromcy” (category “Exhibition”), BohaterON – Turn on the story! (“Event” category) “Al-Noor for the month of June 56” educational campaign (“Education and Multimedia” category)

2016 – Temporary exhibition “Glass, Metal, Detail. Gdynia Architecture in Detail” (category “Exhibition”), Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Radom Workers’ Protest June 76 (category “Event”), Encyclopedia of Silesian Uprisings Films (category “Education and Multimedia”)

2015 – Permanent Exhibition of the Katyn Museum (category “Exhibition”), Historic Reconstruction “Augustów Manhunt. July 1945 ”(category “Event”), Social Campaign “We are proud of the uprising” (category “Education and Multimedia”)

2014 – Temporary exhibition “Krakowscy Wyklęci” (category “Exhibition”), opening of the Silesian Uprisings Museum in Świętochłowice (category “Event”), “Project: Pilecki” (category “Education and Multimedia”)

2013 – Educational project for children and adults “The Magic of Gardens”.

2012 – The educational project accompanying the musical “Korczak”

2011 – CPT. Wadislaw Raginis and Lieutenant Stanisław Prykalski

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2010 – Opening of the basement of the main square in Krakow

2009 – Fifth reconstruction of the Battle of Warsaw in Osoo

2008 – Exhumation ceremony of the corpse of General Wladislav Sikorsky

2007 – Launch of TVP Historia

The referendum was covered by the honorary patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, A. Dr. Hap. Piotr Gliński.

Organizer: Museum of Polish History in Warsaw (

a partner:

Donors: PGNiG Foundation

Media Partners: Polish Radio, TVP, Polish News Agency,, Polska Press Group, Sieci, wSieci Historia, Sunday Guest.

Source: Museum of Polish History