The Institute of National Remembrance established the “Semper Fidelis” Prize in 2019. It is an honorary distinction annually awarded to individuals, institutions and social organizations whose public activity coincides with the statutory objectives of the IPN, for their particularly active participation in commemorating the heritage of the Polish Eastern Borderlands both in the Republic of Poland and abroad.
The remnants of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Borderlands are the source of our identity, tradition and culture – and every person committed to saving these mementoes, to restoring and preserving the memory of these lands’ history deserves special recognition and gratitude of present and future generations of Poles.
Therefore, the Award Chapter is inviting nominations for the third edition of the award. The deadline is 15 June, and the names of people and organizations can be put forward via the dedicated form to be found in the "Competitions and Awards - Semper Fidelis Award" section on the www.ipn.gov.pl website. Due to the pandemic situation, no other way of nominating candidates is available this year.
It must be added that the Chapter may honor no more than five people, institutions or organizations working both at home and abroad to commemorate the heritage of the Eastern Borderlands, and one the prizes may be awarded posthumously. The distinction is an honorary one: at the award ceremony, the winners receive statuettes and diplomas.
Everyone is kindly requested to share the information about this edition of the "Semper Fidelis" Award as widely as possible.
The nomination form (in Polish) can be found here:
APPLICATION FORM: "SEMPER FIDELIS"