This year the third Election of the Pole of the year in the Netherlands was organized. The awards gala took place in Studio 21 in Hilversum. It was a beautiful evening full of special performances from the Holland show ballet, and Polish artists such as: Mr Polska, Natalia Szroeder and Piotr Jasiurkowski and a delicious dinner prepared by Herman den Blijker.
The year 2014 is very special in Polish history. This year we commemorate that 70 years ago, Polish soldiers helped liberate the Netherlands. Furthermore, 25 years ago Poland transformed to a democracy, and 10 years ago Poland because a member nation of the EU.
The Polonus Gala tries to bring a positive light to Poles in the Netherlands and emphasize the improvement of the image of Poland. They do this by putting special, successful Poles in the spotlight and distributing awards from Pole of the Year.
Hereby the winners of each category:
- Business Kris Florek
- Culture Małgorzata Smółka
- Science & Technology Prof. Mirosław Lech KamińskiSuccessful Young Pole
- Honor Polonus Eric van Tilbeurgh
- Public Prize Kris Florek
Dress by Miss Pearl Couture