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Princess of Asturias Awards 04/21/2017
288 nominations had been submitted as of 30th March
In all, more than 150 public figures 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 3rd May. This will be the thirty-seventh edition of the Awards which are conferred annually by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
Deliberations will take place at the Reconquista Hotel, in Oviedo, according to the following schedule:
On the first day of the meeting, the members of the corresponding jury will meet with the media around 11:00am, immediately prior to the beginning of the deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. The decision will be announced at 12 noon (GMT+02:00) on the second day each jury meets.
The Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony will take place in October at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, in a solemn event presided over by Their Majesties The King and Queen of Spain.
Each Princess of Asturias Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the Award, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.
At the close of the nomination period, 30th March last, the Foundation’s offices had received 288 candidatures from 57 countries. Those submitting nominations include prestigious universities, academic and cultural institutions, research centres of international scope, Spain’s ambassadors, representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps in Spain and laureates from previous years.
The Regulations establish that the following may submit nominations for 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.
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