14 January 2013

Approximately 50 persons appeared at the festive gala of awards organised by the Polish Insurance Association regarding the journalist and the student contests. At the beginning of the ceremony Wiesław Godzic, Professor, gave his lecture on the roles of celebrities, journalists and experts in the contemporary culture. After the lecture, Jan Grzegorz Prądzyński, CEO of PIU presented the awards to the winners of both students and journalists contests.

First place in the 2012 Leon Kozicki PIU Competition for the best thesis in the field of insurance was granted to Daniel Gwiazda from Warsaw Agricultural University, for his thesis entitled: “The use of ratio analysis in financial management research of life insurance companies”. Second prize went to Dominik Kęska from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Warsaw University for the thesis entitled: “Term of protection in voluntary liability insurance”. Third prize was awarded ex aequo to: Patrycja Piechowiak and Martyna Roszak from Poznań University of Economics. The former was awarded for her thesis entitled: “Corporate social responsibility (CSR) based on examples from the insurance industry”, and the latter for the thesis entitled: “The programme of compulsory insurance of residential property against natural disasters in Poland, based on the experience of other countries”.

In the 2012 PIU journalist insurance contest, the journalist of the year title went to Mariusz Gawrychowski for Puls Biznesu. The jurors appreciated the high value of information texts, an in-depth analysis of the market and consistency in dealing with insurance issues. The insurance article/program of the year award was awarded ex aequo to Mateusz Ostrowski for his series of films published at Onet.pl internet portal, for the original presentation of the insurance issues and to Regina Skibińska for her cross-sectional articles on insurance issues published in Rzeczpospolita, characterized by exceptional accuracy and reliability. The début of the year award went to Alina Treptow for her articles published in Puls Biznesu regarding the health insurance issues. Rzeczpospolita was praised as the editorial office of the year for the newspaper’s consequence in presenting educational, economic and legal aspects of the insurance issues.

Below please find the photos from the event.