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.
CARS Honorary Award 2018 - Wielka Sowa (Big Owl) - for Judge Dr. Stanisław Gronowski
The CARS Honorary Award 2018 was granted to Dr. Stanisław Gronowski, retired judge of the Supreme Administrative Court, 1. President of the Antimonopoly Court, later – Court of the Competition and Consumer Protection, for achievements in the broadly understood competition law. The ceremonial granting of the Award – Wielka Sowa (Big Owl) – was held at 20 June 2018 during the CARS Scientific Conference devoted to the Proposal of the Directive concerning unfair trade practices in the food supply chain. The Laudation in the name of the Award Jury was hold by Prof. Anna Fornalczyk, the 1. President of the Antimonopoly Office, CARS Honorable Award granted in 2016.