Polonia Institute Announces 2023 Historical Essay Competition

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Polonia Institute announces 2023 Historical Essay Competition on the German extermination of ethnic Poles during WWII.

Essay Requirements:

  • The essay shall reflect the contestant’s own research and original thinking.
  • The paper shall not exceed 15 typed pages (including bibliography), shall be typed in 12-point font, double-spaced with 1” margins; pages shall be numbered. The essay shall be submitted in the English language. All entries become the property of the Polonia Institute.


The 2023 Essay Competition on the History of Poland is open to adults at least 18 years and older as of October 15, 2023. Proof of age is required. A copy of a valid document showing the date of birth is acceptable.

DEADLINE:    October 15, 2023. Results will be announced on or about November 11, 2023.

AWARDS:      First Prize is $3,000. Additional monetary awards may be offered.

Additional essays may be considered for recognition and publication.  Polonia Institute reserves the right to publish selected essays and/or excerpts of selected essays in future publications, newsletters, and other materials.

Email your essay with the Application Form and proof of age to: info@poloniainstitute.net with  cc to:

mszonert@yahoo.com. For more information, send an email to: mszonert@yahoo.com

>> READ MORE – COMPETITION RULES and Application Form