Both personally and professionally, Mášová is connected to cultural events in Kroměříž. She dedicated her professional life to working in the Kroměřížska Library until the 1970s and 1980s, when she could not work in culture for political reasons. She is a long-time member of the Poetry Friends Club in Kroměříž, a member of the committee of the Swabian Circle of Friends of Fine Arts, and was a founder and active member of the Council of Amateur Artistic Activities. He still works on the juries of literary, recitation and theater competitions and shows, and also participates in their organization.
Since her youth, Mášová has devoted herself to poetry, which thematically focuses on the city of Kroměříž. She participated in a number of exhibitions and competitions, won many prizes and published several poetry collections. This year, when the city commemorates 760 years of existence, she published a collection of poems, Incomplete Geography, or Kroměříž, a meeting place. “He is a person who has done a huge amount of work for culture in the city. I think he really deserves this award,” said councilor Jiří Kašík (ZVUK 12, for OK citizens of Kroměříž).
This year, based on a public call, five people were nominated for the Kroměříž City Award. The awarding is associated with the presentation of an honorable mention, a material prize and a monetary reward. The council awards the prize once a year for a substantial contribution to the city in various areas of human activity and for actions worthy of civic attention.
Last year’s prize was awarded to psychiatrist Vladimír Mikula, theater actor Václav Pulkrábek and musician Jiří Šafařík. Before them, the award was received by teacher and photographer Miroslav Pilát, psychologist Stanislav Kratochvíl, teacher Zdenka Skaličková, organizer of cultural events, folklorist and theater artist Josef Olišar, former deputy mayor, teacher and former chairperson of the Kroměříž UNESCO Club Jitka Dvořáková and high school history teacher and member of several organizations focused on military history Evžen Petřík.
In the past, the chairwoman of the Kroměříž UNESCO Club, Eva Nováková, Sylviane Brazillierová from the French partner city of Chateaudun, and the former director of the Kroměříž castle and gardens, Antonín Lukáš, received the award in the past. Its holders also include concertmaster and pedagogue Karel Janeček, doctor and long-term chairman of the Association of Friends of Kroměříž in Prague Josef Kvapilík, and jazz composer and trumpeter Jaromír Hnilička. The first laureate in 2009 was Jan Štěpánek, a teacher and choir master of the pedagogical school.