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Princess of Asturias Awards

04/07/2010

Schedule of the juries in charge of granting the 2010 Prince of Asturias Awards in its 30th edition

Sculpture of Joan Miró ©FPA

More than 200 candidatures have been presented so far.

Around 200 public figures are to make up the eight juries (one for each category) in charge of granting the Prince of Asturias Awards. This year marks the Awards' thirtieth edition.

Deliberations are to take place at the Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo according to the following schedule:

MAY
Arts:...........................................................................11th and 12th May
Social Sciences:....................................................18th and 19th May
Communication and Humanities:......................26th and 27th May

JUNE
Scientific and Technical Research:......................1st and 2nd June
Letters:........................................................................8th and 9th June
International Cooperation:.................................15th and 16th June

SEPTEMBER
Sports:..............................................................6th and 7th September
Concord:......................................................14th and 15th September

The members of the corresponding Jury will be holding a press conference on the first day of meetings at 10.30 a.m., right before the deliberations are set to begin. The Jury's decision is to be made public at 12 p.m. on the second day of deliberations of each of the juries.

The Prince of Asturias Awards are to be presented this October at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo in a grand ceremony that will be presided by His Royal Highnesses the Prince of Asturias.

Each of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards consists of fifty thousand euros, a sculpture specially made by Joan Miró that symbolizes these Awards, a diploma and an insignia.

Candidatures presented

To date, more than 200 candidatures from forty-six countries in the five continents have been received at the Prince of Asturias Foundation's offices. Some of these candidatures have been put forward by heads of State, former Presidents and Prime Ministers from several countries, as well as academic and scientific organizations, and public figures from worldwide political, social and cultural milieus.

Candidatures that have been presented at Spanish diplomatic representations and consulates abroad must be added to this number, as well as the candidatures that the members of the juries themselves may put forward before the start of their deliberations. The deadline for the Prince of Asturias Awards for Concord and for Sports, whose corresponding juries will be meeting in September, is 23rd July.

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