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Princess of Asturias Awards

09/07/2012

The jury meeting for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord

34 nominations from 19 different countries are in the running for this award, the last of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their thirty second year.

The Jury Meeting for the 2012 Prince of Asturias. Award for Concord ©FPA

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, the last of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on September 11th and 12th at the Hotel de la Reconquista (Oviedo). The awards are bestowed this year for the thirty second time in their history.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed at an international level by individual, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord shall be conferred on those “whose work has significantly contributed to fostering peace, the defence of human rights, freedom, solidarity, the safeguarding of heritage or, in general, the progress of humanity”.

The Regulations establish that the following may present nominations for the different Prince of Asturias Award categories: laureates from previous editions, those personalities and institutions invited to do so by the Foundation, Spanish Embassies, diplomatic representations in Spain, the members of the eight juries, provided they do not submit nominations for the Award in the category corresponding to the Jury of which they are a member, and other personalities and institutions of renown.

There are 34 nominations in the running for this Award from Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Spain.

Each Prince of Asturias Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture, representing and symbolising the Awards, a cash prize of 50,000 euros, a diploma and an insignia.

The Jury for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord -which, as usual, will be mainly made up of members of the Foundation's Boards of Trustees- will convene at the Hotel de la Reconquista.

Deliberations will start at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11th in Salón Covadonga (Chapel) of the Hotel de la Reconquista, immediately after the official photograph has been taken. Their decision will be made public at 12 noon on Wednesday 12th in Salón Covadonga of the hotel, and jury members will then be available for interviews.

This is the last of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards to be bestowed in their thirty second edition. The Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts went to Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences was given to American philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities went to Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research was jointly bestowed on British biologist Sir Gregory Winter and American pathologist Richard A. Lerner, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature was given to American writer Philip Roth, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation went to The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports was jointly bestowed on the soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavier Hernández.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be broadcast live for more than 150 countries via the main national and international radio and television channels. The signal will be openly transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

TECHNICAL DETAILS

EUROPA

Satellite: Hispasat 1E

Orbital Position: 30ºWest

Transponder: 87

RX Frequency: 11582.0 MHz

Band: Ku

Polarization: Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 4.444 MSymbols

F.E.C.: 3/4

Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS

Norma: PAL

AMÉRICA

Satellite: Hispasat 1E

Orbital Position: 30º West

Transponder: 133

RX Frecuency: 12052 MHz

Band: Ku

Polarization: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols

F.E.C.: 3/4

Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS

Norma: PAL

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450 / 9498

TWITTER

Official account: @fpa_es

Prince of Asturias Awards official hashtag: #princeasturiasawards
 

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