The Zwierciadło Group is setting trends by promoting personalities, ideas and valuable projects in the field of culture
Crystal Mirrors – KryształoweZwierciadła – is the award granted by the editorial board of Zwierciadło since 1995 to outstanding personalities in culture, art, science and public life in recognition of their achievements, attitudes or traits. Since 2005, the award has been granted in a single category: people of dialogue who unite rather than divide.
In 2014, a special award was granted to Janusz Gajos and the Crystal mirror statuettes went to
Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak and Jerzy Owsiak,
Wojciech Waglewski and prof. Agnieszka Zalewska.
Wisława Szymborska, Norman Davies, Maria Janion, Hanna Krall, Andrzej Seweryn, Nina Terentiew, Aleksander Wolszczan, Danuta Huebner are among those honoured with the award in the previous years.
Granted since 2008 by the readers of Zwierciadło, the Little Crystals (Kryształki) awards are intended to recognize young talent. They are awarded to young people who pursue and develop their passions and can already boast achievements (interesting projects, ideas, works). The previous years’ awardees were Jarosław Marek Spychała, Janek Mela and Marta Białek-Graczyk. In 2014, Little Crystals award was granted to Inga Pytka-Sobutka.
Free from stress
Free from Stress (WolniodStresu) is a national social campaign launched in January 2009. The aim is to make people aware that most health problems and what are known as lifestyle diseases are the result of stress.
Articles are published once a month as part of different cycles, such as Polish Stress, Body’s Adventures (on kundalini yoga which until recently was reserved only for the highest castes in India) and the culinary Stress-Free Zone to provide readers with practical advice on how to cope with stress, how to change their lifestyles and how to rest effectively.
Zwierciadło’s Family Picnics are organized each year in summer as part of the campaign to inspire participants with ideas on how to actively spend time with family. The events feature presentations by experts who are invited to talk about ways to look after oneself and cope with stress.
The visual component of the campaign was designed by the outstanding graphic artist Andrzej Pągowski and this year’s event was supported by the presence of exceptional ambassadors: Agnieszka Maciąg, Karolina Gruszka and Beata Pawlikowska.
Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra
The Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra is a project carried out jointly by the Zwierciadło Group and the Pro Bono PL Foundation to promote young musical talent. This pioneering project is intended for the most talented students of second-degree music schools aged 15 to 20. A group of 37 young musicians has been selected through auditions to train under the guidance of world-renowned artists. In October, the orchestra will go on a national concert tour. The Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra is the only privately-funded orchestra in Poland.