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Princess of Asturias Awards


Calendar of the juries in charge of granting the 2012 Prince of Asturias Awards in its thirty-second edition are to begin meeting on 8th May

213 candidatures have been presented so far.

Jury of the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. ©FPA

Around 150 public figures are to make up the eight juries (one for each category) in charge of granting the Prince of Asturias Awards and are to begin convening next 8th May. This year marks the Awards' thirty-second edition.

Deliberations are to take place at the Hotel de la Reconquista in Oviedo according to the following schedule:


  • Arts: 8th and 9th May
  • Social Sciences: 15th and 16th May
  • Communication and Humanities: 22nd and 23rd May
  • Scientific and Technical Research: 30th and 31st May
  • Literature: 5th and 6th June
  • International Cooperation: 12th and 13th June


  • Sports: 4th and 5th September
  • Concord: 11th and 12th September

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

The Prince of Asturias Awards are to be presented this October at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo in a grand ceremony that will be presided by His Royal Highnesses the Prince of Asturias.

Each of the eight Prince of Asturias Awards consists of fifty thousand euros, a sculpture specially made by Joan Miró that symbolizes these Awards, a diploma and an insignia.

Candidatures presented

To date, 213 candidatures from 51 countries have been received at the Prince of Asturias Foundation's offices. Those institutions and individuals presenting nominations include prestigious universities, academic institutions and research centres of international scope, directors of the main museums worldwide, prior laureates of the Prince of Asturias Awards and other personalities, Spain’s ambassadors and representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps in Spain.

The deadline for nominations ended 15th March, except for the Sports and Concord Awards, for which the deadline is 19th July, as the juries bestowing these awards meet in September. Jury members may make their own proposals up to a minimum of three days before the date established for convening the corresponding jury, except for those categories in which they form part of the jury.

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