Red Rose Competition resolved

Piotr Pawlak, a student of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at the University of Gdańsk, and the Student Scientific Association 'Passionate Pediatricians' from the Medical University of Gdańsk were the winners of this year's Red Rose Competition. The edition was hosted by the University of Gdańsk.

The competition, which selects the best student and the best scientific club in the Pomeranian region, for the first time, was resolved in 1962. As the organisers inform on their website (, the Red Rose Award was initially presented to poets and writers, and later also to young scientists. Today, the winners of the first editions of the contest are well-known doctors, engineers, architects, businessmen, politicians. After some time, the competition disappeared. In 1999, it was reactivated through the Red Rose Association.

Due to the fact that last year the winner of the competition was a student of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Gdańsk, and now a graduate - mgr Agnieszka Piotrowska-Kirschling - this year all the stages of the competition took place at the University of Gdańsk.

- 'Hosting such a prestigious competition is a great honour for our University. Our students - both individually and through participation in the work of scientific circles - have been its winners many times. However, it is not only about competition, but also about showing others that science can be a passion. All nominated young people are extraordinary: talented and hard-working,' - stressed the host of the event, Rector of UG, prof. Piotr Stepnowski.

Pomeranian universities have selected 8 students and 5 student scientific clubs for the finals.

- 'This year, all public universities have applied. Previous winners are very important in the world of science, culture and art. The award has great prestige in the academic community,' said Ludwik Klinkosz, President of the Red Rose Society.


1. Weronika Knowska (Bohaterów Westerplatte Naval Academy in Gdynia)

2. Dominik Majowski (Jędrzej Śniadecki Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk)

3. Marta Marszewska (Gdańsk University of Technology)

4. Piotr Pawlak (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk)

5. Karol Steckiewicz (Medical University of Gdańsk)

6. Kamila Ulman (University of Gdańsk)

7. Elena Vertikova (Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk)

8. Natalia Wenta (Maritime University in Gdynia)

Scientific Clubs:

1. Human Machine Interface Scientific Club from the Maritime University

2. 'Experior' Psychological Research Group from the University of Gdańsk

3. 'Start' Gallery from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

4. Student Association of Polish Electrical Engineers from Gdańsk University of Technology

5. Students' Scientific Club "Pediatrics Enthusiasts" from Medical University of Gdańsk

The nominees presented themselves on November 15, the jury deliberated on November 19. The final of the competition took place on Sunday 21.11.2021 in the Theatre Hall of Neophilology UG.

The best student of Pomerania was Piotr Pawlak, a student of the Academy of Music in Gdansk and a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science of the University of Gdańsk. His achievements are impressive.

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In 2016, he graduated with honours from the Feliks Nowowiejski General Primary and Secondary Music School in Gdańsk (piano and organ class). He is currently studying at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he continues his education in the class of prof. Waldemar Wojtal (piano) and studies the first year of conducting in the class of prof. Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski. In 2020 he defended his Master's thesis in Mathematics at the University of Gdańsk.

He is a laureate of many prestigious prizes and contests such as a three-time gold medalist at the International Mathematics Competition for University Students in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, winner of the 12th International Online Olympiad at the University of Ariel.

From 2009 to 2016 he was a scholarship holder of the National Children's Fund, a multiple scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Minister of National Education, the Prime Minister, the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk. In 2017 Piotr received the Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for his outstanding merits in the field of artistic creation and dissemination and protection of culture for the benefit of the inhabitants of Pomeranian Voivodeship, in 2018 he received the Pomeranian Art Award in the category Pomeranian Artistic Hope, and in 2019 he was honoured with the Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk for Young Cultural Creators. In 2014 he received a scholarship funded by Krystian Zimerman.

Meanwhile, among scientific clubs, the winner was the Student Scientific Club 'Passionate Pediatricians' at the Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Allergology and Child Nutrition of the Medical University of Gdańsk.

The best student of Pomerania was awarded a Toyota Aygo passenger car and the winning scientific club received 12 000 PLN.

Congratulations to the winners!

MNG / Press Office UG