Prizes were given in three categories: Man of the Year given by Gazeta Polska, St. Gregory Prize awarded by the New State monthly magazine and the Clubs of the Gazeta Polska award.
There are almost 500 Gazeta Polska clubs worldwide and members of this organization appreciated the work of Archbishop of Kraków, Marek Jędraszewski. In a letter to participants his excellency wrote:
"I am aware of its importance, because the clubs of "Gazeta Polska" exist and operate not only in Poland, but also in different countries and on different continents, bringing together Poles who are truly concerned about the fate of our homeland. I am very grateful especially for the fact that the voice of the Church's pastors still reaches them and is received by them with all seriousness in a sense of shared love for Poland and responsibility for it. "
In a laudation dedicated to holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg and the late Kornel Morawiecki - winners of this year's St. Gregory Award - Katarzyna Gójska, the editor-in-chief of the "New State" magazine, said:
"At first glance these are completely different human lives, different life experiences. In our opinion, however, there is a common denominator: defense of truth in public life, but also defense of the good name of the Republic of Poland."
The award on behalf of Kornel Morawiecki - a great member of the anti-Communist opposition and Fighting Solidarity creator, was received by his son, the head of the Polish government, Mateusz Morawiecki.
- My father had Poland very deeply in his heart and his whole life lived for her - said the Prime Minister.
Edward Mosberg was unable to travel from New York, USA due to the death of his wife Cecylia Mosberg. His address was played out during the ceremony.
The Man of the Year "Gazeta Polska" award was given to the leader of Law and Justice, Jarosław Kaczyński - this award is dedicated to the man who meant the most and did the best for Poland last year. We had no doubt who it was - said the editor-in-chief of the “Gazeta Polska” weekly, Tomasz Sakiewicz .
- This award is always a great honor, but if it is received together with such people who have received similar awards today, it is an even greater and special honor - thanked the politician, pointing out the dignity of the other winners.