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Princess of Asturias Awards 09/28/2012

Registration period for 2012 Prince of Asturias Awards now open

19th October is the registration deadline.


The 2012 Prince of Asturias Awards grand presentation ceremony is to be held on Friday 26th October at 6.30 pm. The venue for the event is Oviedo's Campoamor Theatre. Journalists wishing to report or cover this event or any event programmed and organised for the week of the ceremony must register at the Prince of Asturias Foundation (Tel: +34 985 964 594 and fax: + 34 985 231 256, or prensa@fpa.es and acreditaciones@fpa.es).

For security reasons, the name and surname, National Identity Card or passport number, place and date of birth of the person wishing to register and his or her job title (reporter, photographer or technician) must be provided. The limited space available at some of the venues may mean that access will only be allowed to a limited number of journalists and that press pools will be used. The deadline for registration is Friday 19th October.

The Office in the Hotel Barceló Oviedo Cervantes (calle Cervantes, n.º 13, 33004 Oviedo) will provide press files, copies of speeches, and information about upcoming events and late changes to the original programme during the whole week leading up to the Prince of Asturias Awards presentation ceremony.

The Press and Credentials Office provides telephone lines, fax machines, photocopiers and computers for the media.  There is 40Mbit high-speed broadband internet connection with WiFi or cable access available for journalists and graphic reporters, so portable equipment can be connected with ease.

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.

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