The Princess of Asturias Awards[1] (Spanish: Premios Princesa de Asturias, Asturian: Premios Princesa d'Asturies), formerly the Prince of Asturias Awards from 1981 to 2014 (Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias), 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.

Princess of Asturias Awards
Princess of Asturias Foundation Emblem.svg
LocationSpain
Presented byLeonor, Princess of Asturias and Princess of Asturias Foundation
Formerly calledPrince of Asturias Awards (1981–2014)
First awarded1981
Websitewww.fpa.es/en/princess-of-asturias-awards/

The prize was established on 24 September 1980 by Felipe, Prince of Asturias, then heir to the throne of Spain, "to consolidate links between the Principality and the Prince of Asturias, and to contribute to, encourage and promote 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.

Following the accession of the prince as King of Spain on 19 June 2014, it was announced that from 2015, the foundation and the awards are to be renamed the Princess of Asturias Awards to reflect the new heiress presumptive to the Spanish throne, Leonor, Princess of Asturias.[3] King Felipe will continue to preside over the awards ceremony until the Princess of Asturias reaches majority age on 31 October 2023.

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Arts (Artes)Edit

 
The Princess of Asturias Awards are celebrated in the Theatre Campoamor of Oviedo

Communications and Humanities (Comunicación y Humanidades)Edit

International Cooperation (Cooperación Internacional)Edit

Literature (Letras)Edit

 
The Award given to Claudio Magris in 2004, shown at the exhibition La Trieste di Magris at CCCB in Barcelona during 2011.

Social Sciences (Ciencias Sociales)Edit

Sports (Deportes)Edit

Year Name Sport
2019   Lindsey Vonn Alpine skiing
2018   Reinhold Messner
  Krzysztof Wielicki
Alpinism
2017   New Zealand national rugby union team Rugby
2016   Javier Gómez Noya Triathlon
2015   Marc and Pau Gasol Basketball
2014   New York City Marathon Athletics
2013   José María Olazábal Golf
2012   Iker Casillas and Xavi 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)Edit

Concord (Concordia)Edit

Exemplary Town of Asturias (Pueblo Ejemplar de Asturias)Edit

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]

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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Premio al Pueblo Ejemplar de Asturias. Galardonados" (in Spanish). Fundación Princesa de Asturias. Retrieved 23 October 2015.

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