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Princess of Asturias Awards


Princess of Asturias Awards

Princess of Asturias Awards
Location Campoamor Theatre
Country Spain
Presented by Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Princess of Asturias Foundation
Former name Prince of Asturias Awards (from 1981-2014)
First awarded 1981 ~
Official website //prince-of-asturias-awards/

The Princess of Asturias Awards[1] (Spanish: Premios Princesa de Asturias, Asturian: Premios Princesa d'Asturies), previously known as Prince of Asturias Awards from 1981-2014 (Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias, Asturian: Premios Príncipe d'Asturies) are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation (previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation) to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.

The prize was established on 24 September 1980 by the then twelve year-old Felipe, Prince of Asturias, heir to the throne of Spain, "to consolidate links between the Principality and the Prince of Asturias, and to contribute to encouraging and promoting scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind's universal heritage."[2] The awards are presented at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A sculpture, expressly created for the prize by Spanish sculptor Joan Miró, is presented yearly to the recipients of the prize.

Since the accession of Felipe VI as King of Spain on 19 June 2014 it was announced that, beginning in 2015, the foundation and the awards are to be renamed as the Princess of Asturias Awards in accordance with the gender of the new heir to the Spanish thone, Leonor, Princess of Asturias.[3] The awards ceremonies will be presided by King Felipe until the Princess of Asturias is old enough to take over.


  • Categories 1
    • Arts (Artes) 1.1
    • Communications and Humanities (Comunicación y Humanidades) 1.2
    • International Cooperation (Cooperación Internacional) 1.3
    • Literature (Letras) 1.4
    • Social Sciences (Ciencias Sociales) 1.5
    • Sports (Deportes) 1.6
    • Technical and Scientific Research (Investigación Científica y Técnica) 1.7
    • Concord (Concordia) 1.8
    • Exemplary Town of Asturias (Pueblo Ejemplar de Asturias) 1.9
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Emblem of the Prince of Asturias Foundation and Awards.

Arts (Artes)

Communications and Humanities (Comunicación y Humanidades)

International Cooperation (Cooperación Internacional)

Literature (Letras)

The Award given to Claudio Magris in 2004, shown at the exhibition La Trieste de Magris at CCCB in Barcelona during 2011.
Ismail Kadare Albanian Novelist and Poet, 2009

Social Sciences (Ciencias Sociales)

Sports (Deportes)

Year Name Sport
2014 New York City Marathon Athletics
2013 José María Olazábal Golf
2012 Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández Football
2011 Haile Gebrselassie Athletics
2010 Spain national football team Football
2009 Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2008 Rafael Nadal Tennis
2007 Michael Schumacher Formula One
2006 Spain national basketball team Basketball
2005 Fernando Alonso Formula One
2004 Hicham El Guerrouj Athletics
2003 Tour de France Cycling
2002 Brazil national football team Football
2001 Manuel Estiarte Waterpolo
2000 Lance Armstrong Cycling
1999 Steffi Graf Tennis
1998 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis
1997 Spanish Marathon team Athletics
1996 Carl Lewis Athletics
1995 Hassiba Boulmerka Athletics
1994 Martina Navratilova Tennis
1993 Javier Sotomayor Athletics
1992 Miguel Indurain Cycling
1991 Sergey Bubka Athletics
1990 Sito Pons Motorcycle
1989 Seve Ballesteros Golf
1988 Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympics
1987 Sebastian Coe Athletics

Technical and Scientific Research (Investigación Científica y Técnica)

Concord (Concordia)

Exemplary Town of Asturias (Pueblo Ejemplar de Asturias)

Every year, a town or community organization in the Principality of Asturias is chosen to receive this award, a royal visit, and a prize of €25,000.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Premios Princesa de Asturias "Quedan convocados los Premios Princesa de Asturias 2015"
  2. ^ Princess of Asturias Foundation, official website (in English)
  3. ^ """Felipe VI: "Quedan convocados por primera vez los premios "Princesa de Asturias. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Official website

External links

  • Princess of Asturias Foundation
  • Princess of Asturias Awards
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