The solemn ceremonies
Each year, the awarding ceremony of the holders of the prestigious title «Person of the Year becomes the apotheosis of the national program «Person of the Year». It invariably occurs in the beginning of spring in the main hall of the State – National Palace of Arts «Ukraine», turning it for a few hours into the epicenter of political, cultural and intellectual life.
The highest professionalism and inexhaustible creative imagination of writers and directing team are harmoniously combined with stylistic elegance, subtle sense of harmony, and keep tension of the attention of thousands of spectators and a multimillion TV audience.
This inspiring and enchanting festival is held as a bright theatrical show with performances of Ukrainian and foreign performers, shows by Ukraine’s leading designers, using high-tech innovations and special effects. Usually the ceremony is attended by representatives of the socio-political and financial-economic elites, representatives of the government of Ukraine, diplomats, high-ranking guests from friendly countries, many Ukrainian journalists and foreign mass media.
Each subsequent ceremony is a new energetic and spiritual impulse that concentrates the most favorable and tangible changes in our society, it brings the new names of the triumphants and there is no exaggeration here. The influence and authority of the program «Person of the Year» is the instrument and the lens that gather the defocused potential power of public attention, tactfully accumulates it in order to flash at the right time and in the traditional location with a spectacular event called “Solemn ceremony”.
Each subsequent ceremony is a new energy and spiritual impulse that concentrated the most favorable and tangible changes in our society….
Each of them has its own unique, original face and its “specialty”. Even the names of the ceremonies may indicate to this. The leitmotif of the first ceremony was “The Legend of Prometheus”, the second ceremony took place on the background of “Testaments of prominent figures of Ukraine of previous years”, the mood of the “Spring Ball” inspired all the participants of the third ceremony, the theme of the fourth ceremony was “Farewell to the twentieth century”, the hosts of the live broadcast of the “Television news service” announced the winners and laureates of the fifth anniversary of the program «Person of the Year – 2000», the theme of the sixth program revealed the “Formula of success” of prominent personalities and the seventh program was devoted to the topic “Ukraine in space and time.”
The eighth solemn ceremony was called “Humanity as a mirror of time” and it was based on the topic “Renaissance and the modern world”. The ninth awarding ceremony was held under the topic “Ukraine – the modern magic of prestige”, the tenth anniversary ceremony – “From the legend to the triumph”, the eleventh one – “Modern Ukraine – a look into the future” and the twelfth one – “At the zenith of fame”. The theme of the thirteenth solemn ceremony was “Greatness illuminated by the victory!”, of the fourteenth one – “Under the sign of π”, the fifteenth one was the “Crystal anniversary”. Every year the solemn ceremonies, like a precious diamond sparkle with new facets.
And, of course, the most emotional exaltation, spiritual and mental unity, a powerful flow of emotions are associated with those whose names are pronounced from the stage and for whom the high society gathers in the hall of National Palace of Arts «Ukraine». The names of the winners, the names of the triumphants, the names of people who are worthy this national recognition.
The solemn awarding ceremonies for the prize “Person of the Year”:
Chief director Volodymyr Balkashynov.