Awards and excellence

Effort, research and excellence, in any field of work, deserve recognition. In Spain, there are many prizes which annually reward this work in mutual enrichment which professionals contribute to society through culture, science and the business world.

2016 Princess of Asturias Awards. Photo: FPA

The most international Spanish awards recognise the scientific, technical, cultural and social achievements of people and institutions.

Commemorative Medal of the Velázquez Award for Plastic Arts, with the well-known work, 'Las Meninas' by the great Spanish painterwho gives his name to this Award. Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport

The Cervantes Award recognises the best literary works and the Velázquez Award highlights the contribution of plastic creators to the Hispanic culture.

Ángela Molina, National Film Award in 2016. Photo: Nacho Gallego (EFE)

Each year, the Ministry for Culture recognises the career of our creators.