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The Best of the Year in government, business, management and art
The eighth stage of the All-Ukraine Programme Lyudyna Roku (Person of the Year) ended with a festive award-presentation ceremony held at the Ukrayina Concert Hall. It proved to be an event that highlighted Ukraine’s new hopes and achievements.
Millions of people who watched the ceremony on television must have had an emotional uplift together with the participants of the ceremony who represent Ukraine’s elite in many spheres of life.
This year’s unofficial logo was an octahedron crystal, which symbolizes not only the secret formula of success but also the cardinal number 8, and the special light effects involving the octahedron that highlighted the ceremony both metaphorically and literally were duly appreciated. The decorative elements included the Renaissance themes and were used to emphasize Ukraine’s course towards integration into Europe and serve as an allusion to the revival of the economy and upturn in its development.
The statuette Prometey-Prestyzh that represents the ancient Greek God Prometheus, which was to be awarded to the laureates, has been considerably reworked since the previous presentation ceremony. The winged figure has acquired additional dynamism and expressiveness which reflects well the significance of the award and of the celebratory nature of the solemn final of The Person of the Year 2003 awards presentation ceremony.
Among the awardees of The Lyudyna Roku-2003 Contest were:
head of Kyiv Oblast State Administration in nomination The Regional Leader of the Year;
Donetsk Mayor, in nomination The Mayor of the Year;
director general of the Kryvorizhstal plant, in nomination The Industrialist of the Year;
president of the Concern Overline, in nomination The Businessman of the Year;
president of the Ukrayinsky Mediaholding Company, in nomination The Manager of the Year;
head of the Board of Directors of the PrivatBank, in nomination The Financier of the Year;
director of the agro-company Bilozersky, in nomination The Agrarian of the Year;
deputy editor in chief of the PiK Magazine, in nomination The Journalist of the Year (print editions);
head of a department of the Radio and Television Company Era, in nomination The Journalist of the Year (electronic editions);
Academician, head of the Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, in nomination The Scholar of the Year;
in nomination The Artist of the Year;
in nomination The Actor of the Year;
in nomination The Athlete of the Year.