Oviedo (EFE).- The Princess of Asturias Awards, which this year reach their forty-third edition, have received 322 candidacies from 49 nationalities once the deadline for their presentation has closed, reports the foundation in charge of granting these awards.
However, members of juries and winners of previous editions may make their own proposals up to six calendar days before the date of constitution of the juries in charge of ruling on the eight prizes awarded annually by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
Among the senders of the candidacies are universities, academic and cultural institutions, international research centers, ambassadors of Spain, representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps in Spain and winners of previous editions.
Around 180 personalities, experts in each of the subjects, will make up the juries for the Arts, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Concordia, International Cooperation, Sports, Scientific and Technical Research and Letters, whose meetings will take place between the months of April , May and June.
The ceremony for the Princess of Asturias Awards will be held, as is traditional, in the month of October in a ceremony presided over by the royals, who on previous occasions have been accompanied by Princess Letizia and the Infanta Doña Sofía.
The eight prizes are awarded, as stated in its regulations, to “those people and/or institutions that contribute with their work and their merits in the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian areas to progress and social well-being in an extraordinary and copy”.
The repercussion of this work must always be considered “in its broadest dimension, meaning that its contributions extend and/or are known internationally”, as detailed in the Foundation’s regulations.
Awarded in 2022
In the last edition, the cantaora Carmen Linares and the bailaora and choreographer María Pagés (Arts) were awarded; the Mexican archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma (Social Sciences); the Polish journalist and writer Adam Michnik (Communication and Humanities) and the British Ellen MacArthur, promoter of the circular economy (International Cooperation).
The playwright Juan Mayorga (Literature), the scientists who are experts in artificial intelligence Demis Hassabis, Yann Lecun, Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton (Scientific and Technical Research); Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (Concordia) and the Refugee Olympic Foundation and Team (Sports) completed the list of winners.
Each Princess of Asturias Award is endowed with a sculpture by Joan Miró -representative symbol of the award-, an accrediting diploma, an insignia and the cash amount of fifty thousand euros. EFE