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January 21, 2012

Prince of Asturias Awards 2012


The Prince of Asturias Awards aim to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions and are conferred in eight different categories: Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.

Nominees should be outstandingly exemplary and their work or contribution should be of acknowledged international standing in each of the categories that the Awards comprise.


The awards shall be conferred in the following eight categories in the 2012 edition:

Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts: to the individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose work in Cinematography, Theatre, Dance, Music, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture or any other form of artistic expression constitutes a significant contribution to Mankind’s culture heritage.

- Prince of Asturias Award for Literature: to the individual or group of individuals whose literary work represents a significant contribution to universal literature.

Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences: to the individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose creative work or research in the fields of History, Law, Linguistics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, Demography or Anthropology, including the disciplines corresponding to each of these fields, constitutes a significant contribution to the benefit of Mankind.
Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities: to the individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose creative work or research in humanistic activities as a whole or in relation to the social communication media, within the framework of the sciences and disciplines that both activities comprise, represents a significant contribution to universal culture.

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research: to the individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose findings, inventions and/or research studies in the fields of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences or Technological Sciences, including the disciplines corresponding to each of these fields and their associated techniques, represent a significant contribution to the progress and welfare of Mankind.

Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation: to the individual, institution, group of individuals or institutions whose work with another or others in areas such as Public Health, Universal Education, Environmental Protection or Social and Economic Development, among others, constitutes a significant contribution at an international level.

Prince of Asturias Award for Concord: to the individual, institution, group of individuals or institutions whose work has significantly contributed to fostering peace, the defence of human rights, freedom, solidarity, the safeguarding of heritage or, in general, the progress of humanity.

Prince of Asturias Award for Sports: to the individual, institution, group of individuals or institutions whose efforts throughout their exemplary career have contributed in an extraordinary manner to perfecting, cultivating, fostering or disseminating sports.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 15th March, 2012.
For details, please go to this web site: http://www.fpa.es/en/awards/info/reglamento/

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