Princess of Asturias Awards
|Princess of Asturias Awards|
The Princess of Asturias Awards (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.
The awards are presented every October in a solemn ceremony at the Campoamor Theatre in
In 2005, for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards,
The Prince of Asturias Awards were established on 24 September 1980, with the creation of the Prince of Asturias Foundation, in a ceremony presided by
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,
If a laureate does not attend to the ceremony to collect the award he does not receive nor the sculpture nor the monetary prize, even if the absence is because of force majeure. Only a few laureates have not attended, among them are