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Princess of Asturias Awards

08/29/2014

The jury meeting for the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord

40 nominations from 32 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-fourth year

Members of the jury for the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord ©FPA

The jury responsible for conferring the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord will meet this coming 2nd and 3rd September in Oviedo. This is the last of the eight international awards convened by the Prince of Asturias Foundation this year, in this its thirty-fourth edition.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord shall be conferred on those “whose work contributes outstandingly to the defence of human rights, to the promotion of peace, freedom, solidarity, the protection of heritage and, in general, to the progress of humanity”.

There are 40 nominations in the running for this Award from Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, China, Chile, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and Spain.

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.

The jury for the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord –which, as usual, will be composed largely of members of the Boards of Trustees of the Foundation– will meet at the Reconquista Hotel.

 Deliberations will commence at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2nd September, in the hotel’s Salón Covadonga (Chapel) and the jury’s decision will be made public at 12 noon the following day, Wednesday, in the same room. Following this, the members of the jury may be interviewed.

This is the last of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards to be bestowed this year, in what is their thirty-four year. Previously, The Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts went to American architect Frank O. Gehry, the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences was conferred on French historian and Hispanist Joseph Pérez, the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities went to the Argentinian-Spanish cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, Quino, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research was jointly bestowed on chemists Avelino Corma (Spain), Mark E. Davis (USA) and Galen D. Stucky (USA), the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature went to Irish writer John Banville, the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation was conferred on the Fulbright Program for educational and cultural Exchange and the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports went to the New York City Marathon.

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

MEMBERS OF THE JURY:

  • Iñigo Abarca Junco
  • José María Arias Mosquera, conde de Fenosa
  • Rosa Isabel Aza Conejo
  • Adolfo Barthe Aza
  • Antonio Basagoiti García-Tuñón
  • Antonio Brufau Niubó
  • Sol Daurella Comadrán
  • Isidro Fainé Casas
  • Javier Fernández Fernández
  • Pedro Luis Fernández Pérez
  • José Antonio Fernández-Rivero
  • Francisco de la Fuente Sánchez
  • José Luis García Palacios
  • Ignacio Garralda Ruiz de Velasco
  • Antonio Huertas Mejías
  • Agustín Iglesias Caunedo
  • Alicia Koplowitz Romero de Juséu, marquesa de Bellavista
  • Teresa Mallada de Castro
  • Carmen Moriyón Entrialgo
  • María del Pino Calvo-Sotelo
  • Mariano Puig Planas
  • Matías Rodríguez Inciarte
  • Pedro Sanjurjo González
  • Ramón Sotomayor Jáuregui
  • Ángel Antonio Valle Suárez
  • Santiago de Ybarra y Churruca, conde de El Abra
  • Pedro de Silva Cienfuegos-Jovellanos (secretario)

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at 16.30 p.m. on Tuesday 17th in the "Salón de Consejos" of the hotel (on the first floor), immediately prior to being formally convened and starting their deliberations. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon (GMT +2.00 h) on Wednesday 18th in the Salón Covadonga of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

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 DATA
Europe
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87
  • Carrier: 7
  • RX Frequency: 11594.0 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
America
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Channel: Feeds TSA
  • RX Frequency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbosl/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9

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