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Founded in 1997, Nike Literary Award is presented annually in October for the best book published in the previous year. The main idea behind the award is to promote literature, particularly works of literary fiction.
Winners receive a prize of 100 thousand zł and the NIKE statuette, funded by Gazeta Wyborcza and Agora Foundation.
Each year winners are selected in a three-step procedure: 20 nominations are announced in May, seven finalists are revealed in September and the final decision does not take place until the day of the award ceremony. Neither the winner, nor the remaining finalists present in the auditorium are informed about the result until the official announcement. The readers of Gazeta Wyborcza select their own winner.
In 2018 Nike Literary Award was presented to Marcin Wicha for his book Rzeczy, których nie wyrzuciłem (The things I didn't throw out). The list of winners and nominees from previous years is available on the website nike.org.pl.
Established in 2010, Ryszard Kapuściński Award is presented by Gazeta Wyborcza and Capital City of Warsaw to the authors of the best non-fiction book and the best translation of the year.
The idea behind Ryszard Kapuściński Award is to distinguish and promote worthwhile non-fiction books that touch on important contemporary issues, invite reflection and offer insights into different cultures. It also aims to pay posthumous homage to Ryszard Kapuściński – the eminent reporter, journalist, commentator and poet, apart from Stanisław Lem, the most translated Polish author, who spent over 60 years of his life in Warsaw.
The winners receive: author of the best reportage book - 50 thousand zł (in 10th edition of the Award - 100 thou. zł), and author of the best translation of a literary work of reportage – 15 thousand zł (in 10th edition of the Award - 20 thou. zł). The finalists receive a commemorative diploma and an original photograph made by Ryszard Kapuściński. Alicja Kapuścińska is an honorary patron of the award.
The project includes an educational campaign promoting the work of Ryszard Kapuściński among Warsaw school children and youth. Each year young people are invited to read a different book by Kapuściński and use it as an inspiration to write original works.
Maciej Zaremba Bielawski for A House with Two Turrets (Dom z dwiema wieżami/Huset med de två tornen)
Mariusz Kalinowski for the translation of A House with Two Turrets by Maciej Zaremba Bielawski
The list of winners from previous years is available here.
More about Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage - here.
The Krzysztof Miller Prize for the courage to look is a photo competition organized by "Gazeta Wyborcza", commemorating the outstanding photographer Krzysztof Miller – legend of war photojournalism and author of many well-known photos. The aim of the Prize is to promote photography with exceptional journalistic values, outstanding in-depth, honest and courageous look at the difficult social, political, economic and cultural topics.
Both professionals and amateurs of photography can compete for the Prize – individual authors and collectives of photographers, e.g. members of one photographic agency (as a collective work). All forms of photography can be submitted to the competition, including photojournalism, documentary series, portraits or landscapes etc. made with any technique – professional photographic equipment or a mobile phone.
The first edition of the Krzysztof Miller Prize was organized in 2018 and its laureate was Anna Liminowicz from the photojournalists association called inPRO. The jury awarded her the work "Between blocks". The winner of the best photographic material of 2018 received a prize of 10 thousand zł.
The second edition of the competition is planned for autumn 2019.
More information about the Krzysztof Miller Prize on Wyborcza.pl.
Since 2011 Agora has organized Co Jest Grane 24 European Music Fair
The event takes place in November, lasts for several days and includes concerts of popular musicians, interviews with artists, presentations of new, interesting and important developments and releases in the Polish music industry as well as official and backstage industry meetings.
The event attracts publishes, music stores, cultural institutions, organizers of concerts and festivals, the media, manufacturers of musical instruments and accessories, representatives of event agencies and of record studios. Music fans have an opportunity to meet their favourite artists, obtain their autographs, attend live performances and explore the event exhibition.
During the day organizers invite participants to visit the venue in The Palace of Culture and Science. Important elements of the programme are conferences and workshops. Evenings are the time for music fans, with concerts that offer an accurate representation of Polish music industry, the most interesting phenomena of the recent years, not limited to any genre and style. By presenting the diversity and complexity of the work delivered by Polish artists, Agora aims to promote Polish culture home and abroad.
More information on: targicojestgrane.pl.
Residents of Warsaw and visitors to the capital are also invited to participate in Co Jest Grane 24 Festival, a two-day cultural event organized by Agora. The festival is held in summer on the premises of Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and offers unique concerts, interesting interviews with artists, workshops for children and adults as well as a chance to taste the specialties of Warsaw’s best restaurants and food trucks.
For ten years Co Jest Grane 24 invited their readers to Warsaw’s Królikarnia park to a city picnic with concerts, theatre performances and good food. In 2016 the first Co Jest Grane 24 Festival was held – under a new name and with paid admission. With ca. nine thousand participants, the new formula emerged as a success. In the third edition of Co Jest Grane 24 Festival in 2018 it was attended by 15 thousand people.
More information: Cojestgrane24festival.pl.
Olsztyn Green Festival is organized jointly by Agora and Olsztyn municipal office. This unique event takes place in summer on the beach of Ukiel lake. In the four festivals held so far the audiences of Olsztyn Green Festival enjoyed the concerts by many artists popular with audiences and appreciated by the industry. Only in 2018 the beach stage hosted concerts by Dawid Podsiadło, Brodka, Kortez, Natalia Nykiel, Arek Jakubik, GrubSon, Bitamina, Pola Rise and others.
Aside from live concerts, Olsztyn festival programme includes interviews with artists, workshops and events dedicated to ecology, environmental protection and healthy lifestyle. The event is fully covered in Cojestgrane24.pl web service and the social media.
More information on: CoJestGrane24.Wyborcza.pl
Co Jest Grane 24 invites fans of music, books, movies and good food to special cultural events organized all over Poland. In 2018, the first editions of city festivals took place: in Białystok - Białystok New Pop Festival and Ełk - #Będzieczytane Ełk Festiwal. During both events, participants could meet the best Polish artists - musicians and writers, eat excellent food from local restaurants and foodtrucks, as well as take advantage of chill out areas, sports activities and attractions for children.
In Warsaw in June 2018, Co Jest Grane 24 together with eDziecko.pl organized the first edition of Family Fest - a family event during which concerts, performances and workshops for children, as well as lectures and workshops for parents took place.
In spring and autumn of 2018, Co Jest Grane 24 invited to selected Polish cities for concerts of Polish female artists as part of the first edition of the musical event Women's Voices. Kayah, Paulina Przybysz, Monika Brodka and Daria Zawiałow, among others, will perform during in Warsaw, Toruń, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Poznań, Katowice and Łódź.
More information: CoJestGrane24.Wyborcza.pl
Agora IT is a dedicated team that deals with the transfer of specialist knowledge and experience related to software management, namely Software Asset Management (SAM) processes and font licensing. It uses the skills of Agora's IT and technology team, as well as the experience gathered, i.a. during the process of company centralization. Agora IT organizes workshops, conferences and trainings related to the broadly understood IT area. The recipients of these activities are representatives of institutions and companies from various business sectors, as well as freelancers, graphic designers, font and typography enthusiasts.
In 2017, the events included SAMinaria – educational meetings devoted to Software Asset Management (SAM) processes, discussing key issues, as well as providing practical guidance on, i.a. organizational maturity studies for SAM, prevention of problems before and during audits, and implementation of SAM procedures and tools.
Agora IT also conducted trainings on the legal aspects of software licensing and software sharing in the SaaS model. Cooperation with Microsoft and APN Promise resulted in the organization of conferences under the slogan "Server room for sale!" Which focused on the transformation of server solutions and the potential of digitization.
In 2017, the first edition of the Typographic Congress "What do you know about typography?" was held. The event gathered specialists, practitioners and enthusiasts of typography. The participants had the opportunity to listen to five lectures, during which the issues of font management, their selection and trends in typography as well as legal and license aspects of font use were discussed.
Dobra Energia (Good Energy), another event produced by the team of Konferencje Agora, is a series of conferences promoting clean energy and energy-efficient building. Dobra Energia offers opportunities to multiple groups: local governments – to learn about new technologies that reduce municipal spending; business and experts – to exchange information and experiences, as well as to present latest technologies; and general public – because good energy makes their lives more comfortable and creates a cleaner environment.
The 2017 Warsaw event, held in December, was the sixth conference, summarizing the entire year. Organizers joined by the representatives of local governments from mazowieckie, łódzkie, śląskie, lubelskie and warmińsko-mazurskie voivodships developed a document Deklaracja na rzecz wsparcia OZE i czystego klimatu (Declaration of Support for Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Protection). Warsaw Dobra Energia event was also an opportunity to look into the future of energy industry. Among the invitees were speakers from Germany and Spain, and discussions centred around newest energy-saving technologies – low-energy houses, social and economic benefits of investing in good energy and solutions to the air pollution problem.
More information on: dobraenergia.edu.pl
Every year we get many awards and distinctions.