CARS Award has been granted since 2012. From 2012 until 2014 CARS Award had been granted as an antitrust award, and from 2015 it has been granted every year as an antitrust or regulatory award alternately. “Award Rules”, “List of monographs” and “List of voting authors” are always published on CARS website.
Between 2012-2017 CARS Awards were sponsored by the PKO Bank Polski (Polish Bank PKO).
Since 2016 Honorary CARS Award can be also granted.
In 2017 r. the CARS Honorary Award was granted to Prof. Anna Fornalczyk, the 1st President of the Antimonopoly Office [now: Office of Competition and Consumers Protection], at present the funding partner of a consulting firm COMPER in Łódź, for her scientific and practical achievements in the broadly understood competition law.
The ceremonial granting of the Award was held at 22 June 2017 during the CARS Seminar Do ‘unilateral agreements’ which restrict competition actually exist? In the Ceremony a circle of co-operators and friends of Prof. Fornalczyk took part. The Laudation in the name of the Award Jury was hold by Prof. Stanisław Sołtysiński, the 1st laurate of CARS Honorable Award (granted in 2016).