Residents of Świecie poviat awarded by Marshal. They were appreciated for their social activity, the promotion of the region and the protection of the environment. [ZDJĘCIA] World

Tonight (June 14) in the amphitheater of the Ethnographic Museum in Toruń, the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship Marshal’s Prizes were awarded to the winners of two editions of the competition (for the years 2020 and 2021)

The authors of the most valuable and outstanding projects in thirteen areas of public, social and economic activity were rewarded.

Among the laureates and distinguished were the inhabitants of the poviat of Świecie.

Dr. Jolanta Piekarska and Wiesław Piekarski from Jeżewo were awarded for their social activity and commitment to another human being

The prize was awarded for activities aimed at the repatriation of Poles from Kazakhstan. – Mr. and Mrs. Piekarscy have been working with the Foundation for a Compatriot for many years, preparing conditions for the return of Poles from Kazakhstan, said Beata Krzemińska, spokesperson for the Marshal’s Office. – In 2021, their work contributed to the repatriation of two families from Karaganda to the municipality of Osie. Jolanta Piekarska is the organizer of the Three Cultures Festival, which promotes international dialogue and openness to others. The Piekarscys are also involved in activities for seniors, they are the authors of three guides intended for this social group and they lead workshops. Mr. Wiesław additionally helps people in need to find a job by advising and preparing documents – he adds.

The prize in the environmental protection category was also awarded to Daniel Siewert, acting director of the Wdecki landscape park. He was appreciated for the efficient management of the park, the effective activities for the development of the unit and the promotion of the brand of the biosphere reserve “Bory Tucholskie”.

Another distinction, in the province promotion category, was awarded to the Confrérie de l’eau noire (Osie). The Brotherhood has been appreciated for 20 years for popularizing sightseeing and tourism, promoting the values ​​of the landscape park of Wdecki, Kociewie, Bory Tucholskie by organizing many events and defining new tourist routes.

List of other winners:

For social activity and engagement with others

  • Association “Amazonki”
  • Irena Muszynska;

in the field of economics

  • The Renex group from Włocławek
  • (Posthumously) Jerzy Bańkowski

EU funds

  • Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park

innovative methods used in the development and promotion of cities and rural areas

  • Jolanta and Jarosław Metkowski;

agriculture and rural development

  • dr hab. Eng. Małgorzata Szczepanek
  • Tomasz Michalik;

science, research and technological progress

  • a team of scientists from the Collegium Medicum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University composed of: prof. dr hab. not. med Wojciech Zegarski, dr hab. not. med Tomasz Nowikiewicz, prof. UMK; dr hab. Iwona Głowacka-Mrotek, prof. UMK; Michał Jankowski, MD, PhD, Magdalena Tarkowska, MD, PhD
  • a team of scientists from the Bydgoszcz University of Technology Jan and Jędrzej Śniadeckich consisting of: dr inż. Dariusz Kulus, dr inż. Natalia Miler, dr inż. Alicja Tymoszuk, dr inż. Anita Woźny;

Health care

  • Grzegorz Skonieczny, MD, Ph.D.
  • teacher. dr hab. Andrzej Kurilak
  • Pawel Rajewski, MD, PhD;


  • Piotr Olecki
  • Nicolas Copernicus Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory in Grudziądz;

preservation of the natural environment

  • Ecological Education Center in Grudziądz;


  • Maciej Meller
  • Andrzej Kaminski
  • dr hab. Bartlomiej Wezner
  • Aneta Jadowska
  • Dobrzyń Land Lovers Society in Lipno
  • Michal Kubiak;

build a civil society

  • Marek Malecki
  • Mariusz Kalkowski
  • Aleksandra Lukomska Smulska;


  • Iga Baumgart Witan
  • Jolanta Ogar Hill
  • Katarzyna Zillmann
  • Marta Wieliczko
  • Helena Wiśniewska
  • Karolina Karasiewicz;

promotion of the voivodship

  • Anna and Jan Iwanowski
  • Chopin Center in Szafarnia
  • Karol Skowronska
  • Adam Kozlowski
  • Przedsiębiorstwo Społeczne Górnicza Wioska Spółka z oo

Special prizes were awarded to the city of Bydgoszcz and the city of Toruń.

Photo Andrzej Goiński for UMWKP

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