Princess of Asturias Awards 2021

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, joined by the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, are in Oviedo this week to preside over the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards, to deliver a series of prizes to individuals, entities or companies from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Established in 1980, the Princess of Asturias Foundation is a private non-profit institution, whose objectives are to contribute to the exaltation and promotion of how many scientific, cultural and humanistic values ​​are universal heritage and consolidate their links to the Principality of Asturias.

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After arriving in Oviedo on the afternoon of October 21st, King Felipe, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia presided over the XXIX Princess of Asturias Awards Concert at the “Prince Felipe” Palace of Congress Auditorium. The next morning, the Royal Family received the winners of the ‘Medals of Asturias 2021’; the protective members of the Princess of Asturias Foundation; the winners of the “End of Degree 2019/2020” awards from the University of Oviedo; as well as the presidents of the jury of the Awards, the members of the Princess of Asturias Board of Trustees and the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards.

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In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia (wearing the Joyas de Pasar Earrings and Bracelets) were joined by Queen Sofia, the Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony at the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, where the Princess of Asturias presented the prizes and gave a speech to award the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out by people, institutions, groups of people or institutions in the international field, they are awarded in eight categories: Arts, Letters, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Scientific Research and Technique, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.

The Awards went to:

  • Marina Abramović, Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts in this edition
  • Gloria Steinem, Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities
  • Amartya Sen, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences
  • Teresa Perales, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports
  • Emmanuel Carrère, Princess of Asturias Award for Literature
  • CAMFED, Campaign for Female Education, Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
  • Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Philip Felgner, Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Derrick Rossi and Sarah Gilbert, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
  • José Andrés and the NGO World Central Kitchen, Princess of Asturias Award for Concord

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