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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts

42 nominations from 19 different countries are in the running for this Award, the first of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVII edition


The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, the first of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 3rd and 4th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVII edition in their history. Forty-two candidatures, from 19 different countries, have been nominated for this award.

As stated in the Statutes of the Foundation, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the 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 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts shall be conferred on those “whose work constitutes an outstanding contribution to progress and social well-being at an international level via the promotion and advancement of filmmaking, theatre, dance, music, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture or any other form of artistic expression.”.

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

The members of the Jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 11:00am on Wednesday 3rd in the hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. 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+02:00) on Thursday 4th 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 transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

Jury composition

The jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

  • Bárbara Allende Gil de Biedma, Ouka Leele
  • Juan Manuel Bonet Planes
  • José Luis Cienfuegos Marcello
  • Oliver Díaz Suárez
  • Josep María Flotats i Picas
  • Carmen Giménez Martín
  • Blanca Gutiérrez Ortiz, Blanca Li
  • José Lladó Fernández-Urrutia
  • Catalina Luca de Tena y García-Conde
  • Joan Matabosch Grifoll
  • Elena Ochoa Foster
  • Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán y de La Serna
  • Sandra Rotondo Urcola
  • Emilio Sagi Álvarez-Rayón
  • Patricia Urquiola Hidalgo
  • Carlos Urroz Arancibia
  • José Antonio Caicoya Cores (acting secretary)

technical data

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 71-15
  • Carrier: 5
  • Rx Frecuency: 12576.0 MHz  
  • Band: Ku  
  • Polarization: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Carrier: Feed 1 TSA America
  • Rx Frecuency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450/ 9498


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