The winners of the City of Kielce prize will be announced at a gala event at Kielckie Centrum Cultury on February 4.
The prize has been awarded each year since 1995, in recognition of those whose creative and entrepreneurial efforts contribute to the promotion and development and Kielce. Since then, more than 100 writers, artists, scientists and business people have been honoured.
They include Dr Maria Kowalska (pictured), who was honoured in the 2011 list. The Warsaw Medical Academy graduate fought in the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. She came to Kielce in 1961, since when she has earned an international reputation through the publication of many papers and her work with leprosy sufferers.
Picture: Urząd Miasta Kielce