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Princess of Asturias Awards

04/24/2015

The juries in charge of granting the 2015 Princess of Asturias Awards are to begin meeting on 5th May

223 candidatures had been submitted as of 12th March

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More than 150 public figures in all will make up the eight Juries responsible for granting the Princess of Asturias Awards (one for each Award). The first of the jury meetings will take place this coming 5th May. This will be the thirty-fifth edition of the Awards which are conferred annually by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

Deliberations are to take place at the Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) according to the following schedule:

MAY AND JUNE

  • Arts: 5th and 6th May
  • Social Sciences: 12th and 13th May
  • Communication and Humanities: 19th and 20th May
  • Technical  and Scientific Research: 27th and 28th May
  • Sports: 2nd and 3rd June
  • Literature: 9th and 10th June
  • International Cooperation: 16th and 17th June

SEPTEMBER

  • Concord: 1st and 2nd September

The members of the corresponding Jury will be holding a press conference on the first day of meetings at 12 noon (GMT+02:00), right before the deliberations are set to begin. The Jury's decision is to be made public at 12 noon (GMT+02:00) on the second day of deliberations of each of the juries.

The Princess of Asturias Awards are to be presented this October at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo in a grand ceremony that will be presided by TM The King and Queen of Spain.

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

Candidatures presented

At the close of the nomination period, 12th March last, the Foundation’s headquarters had received 223 candidatures from 51 countries. Those institutions and individuals presenting nominations include prestigious universities, academic institutions and research centres of international scope, directors of the main museums worldwide, Spain’s ambassadors and laureates from previous editions.

According to the Regulations governing the Awards, the following may submit nominations to the different Princess of Asturias Award categories: laureates from previous editions, those public figures and institutions invited to do so by the Foundation, Spanish embassies, diplomatic representations in Spain, 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 public figures and institutions of renown.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Award for Concord is 16th July. The members of the juries and laureates from previous editions can submit their own nominations up until three days prior to the date set for convening the corresponding jury.

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