Author Archives: Gail Wodzin

SGSCA awards scholarships to Gdynia students

On Friday, November 26, 2021, the scholarship award took place with awards going to two outstanding students. The scholarship was established by the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association, SGSCA, in cooperation with the Gdynia 3rd High School Alumni Association, SAGT. The scholarship was funded by Mr. Paul Dobosz in commemoration of Maciej Pawlicki, past participant and winner of the Gdynia Business Week (GBW) program – an ongoing project of Washington Business Week, SGSCA, and Education Department of Gdynia City Hall. The annual host of GBW is the 3rd High School in Gdynia, so SGSCA’s support of this school is of particular importance. Project classes were conducted by, among others, American business instructors from Washington State, including Mr. Paul Dobosz. The recipients of the scholarship were Zuzanna Ossowska (an excellent computer scientist, and medalist of many IT Olympiads, including the gold medal at the 1st European Girls’ IT Olympiad in Zurich) and Oliwer Wirkus (an outstanding expert in economics, and finalist of competitions and contests in economic sciences, as well as the winner of a silver medal at the 4th International Economic Olympiad in Latvia).  The parents of Maciej Pawlicki were present at the award ceremony.

SGSCA/PHA Summer Picnic 2021

SGSCA members are invited to attend the Polish Home

picnic on Sunday, August 22 from 3 pm to 8 pm at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. 

Lincoln Park in West Seattle
This is the main summer picnic for the Polish community of Seattle; it’s organized by the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! PHA will supply kielbasa, hotdogs, bigos along with beverages and even ice cream for kids! You can bring a salad or dessert to share. Attractions include signing songs for the Soldier’s Day (bring a guitar!) and friendly games and competitions. Everybody is invited to this great event!

2021 Seattle Polish Film Festival Poster Competition Now Open

Win festival passes, plates of pierogi and an invitation to the opening night reception! Submissions due July 31st, 2021.

The Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF) is looking for artists, photographers, graphic designers, etc., to submit designs for the 2021 Seattle Polish Film Festival poster. SPFF committee members, in partnership with members of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association (SGSCA) are looking for new designs reflecting the essence of Polish/American cinema. All entries must be submitted electronically and will be judged on originality and artistic merit. The winning submission will become the property of SPFF and become the official poster and festival program cover, as well as being featured on the festival website and other promotional material.

There are no entry fees and artists, photographers, graphic designers, etc., are encouraged to submit multiple entries, as long as each entry has a distinct design.

Need some inspiration? Google Polish poster art, polish cinema, etc. You’ll be surprised at what you see!

We look forward to seeing your creativity.

Need the specs? Email [email protected]