The Philosophy behind the St.Moritz Award
The St.Moritz Award is presented to outstanding men and women who deserve recognition for their commitment to civil society and social issues.
There is something magical in the air in St.Moritz, expressed in the unique colours of nature that mark the changing of the seasons and the gentle passage of time. Since the late nineteenth century, St.Moritz has been a special place for artists, actors, royal families and politicians. The streets of St.Moritz have seen decades of history, leaving the indelible marks of a multitude of styles and cultures.
There is something magical that transforms people who spend time in St.Moritz. Everything happens naturally and spontaneously, and what matters is no longer appearance but being. Meeting in special places creates occasions that highlight aspects of excellence, highlighting their prominent features.
There is a magical thread which links extraordinary lives, distinguished careers and international success with a desire and a need to engage with social issues. The St.Moritz Award was set up to rediscover, reward and celebrate that certain magical “something” that gives iconic personalities their unique human quality. The first of its kind, the St.Moritz Award recognises the philanthropic aspects of distinguished careers.
The St.Moritz Award is an event with a soul. It seeks to identify unique qualities in successful men and women. In St.Moritz, the glamour, charm and stardom of the men and women honoured with this award are not just for show. Rather, they become a conduit for forceful intervention in social issues, in a way that produces real results. The St.Moritz Award is presented to outstanding men and women from the artistic realm who deserve recognition for their commitment to civil society and social issues.
The St.Moritz award is a new event of universal significance, with an air of indefinable magic. Its artistic and humanitarian focus makes it unique among the world’s rich family of awards and celebrations.