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Princess of Asturias Awards

04/15/2011

Calendar of the the juries in charge of granting the 2011 Prince of Asturias Awards in its 31st edition

Jury of the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports. ©FPA

More than 190 candidatures have been presented so far.

Around 150 public figures are to make up the eight juries (one for each category) in charge of granting the Prince of Asturias Awards and are to begin convening 3rd May. This year marks the Awards' thirtieth-first edition.

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

MAY AND JUNE
Arts.................................................................................................3rd and 4th May
Social Sciences......................................................................10th and 11th May
Communication and Humanities........................................17th and 18th May
Scientific and Technical Research....................................24th and 25th June
Letters................................................................................31st May and 1st June
International Cooperation........................................................7th and 8th June

SEPTEMBER
Sports...............................................................................1st and 2nd September
Concord............................................................................6th and 7th September

The members of the corresponding Jury will be holding a press conference on the first day of meetings at 12.30 p.m., right before the deliberations are set to begin. The Jury's decision is to be made public at 12.00 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 190 candidatures from forty-four countries in the five continents have been received at the Prince of Asturias Foundation's offices. Those institutions and individuals presenting nominations include prestigious universities, academic institutions and research centres of international scope, directors of the main museums worldwide, prior laureates of the Prince of Asturias Awards and other personalities, Spain’s ambassadors and representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps in Spain.

The deadline for nominations ended Friday, 18th March, except for the Sports and Concord Awards, for which the deadline is 22nd July, as the juries bestowing these awards meet in September. Jury members may make their own proposals up to a minimum of three days before the date established for convening the corresponding jury, except for those categories in which they form part of the jury.

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