Premio Eugenio Espejo (Eugenio Espejo Award)

The Premio Eugenio Espejo (“Eugenio Espejo Award”) is the national prize of the nation of Ecuador. Decrees 677 and 699 (of August 1975 and September 1997, respectively) established the prize, which is conferred by the President of Ecuador. The Award is bestowed every other year. Finalists for receiving the award are put on a short list by the National Council of Culture, and grouped into five categories:

  • Cultural Promotion
  • Arts
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Public or Private Institutions.

The recipients are then selected from that list by the head of state, who awards them a sum of money, a diploma, a medal and lifetime stipend.

Recipients

From 1975 to 2018 there have been 98 recipients of the prize. Not all categories have been awarded every year resulting in a different number of recipients for each category. 26 for cultural promotion, 19 for arts, 24 for literature, 23 for science, 9 for public or private institutions.

YearRecipientCategory
1975Benjamin CarrionCulture
1977Jorge Carrera AndradeCulture
1979Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoLiterature
1983Raúl Andrade MoscosoCulture
1984Fray José María Vargas O.P.Culture
1986Leslie Wright Durán BallénCulture
1986Alejandro Carrión AguirreLiterature
1986Eduardo Kingman RiofríoArt
1986Plutarco Naranjo VargasScience
1987Antonio Parra VelascoCulture
1987José Rumazo GonzálezLiterature
1987Galo GalecioArt
1987Miguel SalvadorScience
1988Edmundo Ribadeneira MenesesCulture
1988Gabriel Cevallos GarcíaLiterature
1988Enrique TábaraArt
1988Augusto Bonilla BarcoScience
1989Jorge Pérez ConchaCulture
1989Jorge Enrique AdoumLiterature
1989Araceli Gilbert de BlombergArt
1989Miguel Acosta SolísScience
1991Hernán Crespo ToralCulture
1991Pedro Jorge VeraLiterature
1991Oswaldo GuayasamínArt
1991Agustín CuevaScience
1993Gerardo Guevara ViteriCulture
1993Nelson Estupiñán BassLiterature
1993Alfredo Palacio MorenoArt
1993José Varea TeránScience
1995Jorge Salvador LaraCulture
1995Adalberto OrtizLiterature
1995Luis A. Romo SaltosScience
1997Nicolás Kingman RiofríoCulture
1997Ángel Felicísimo RojasLiterature
1997Oswaldo Viteri ParedesArt
1997Alfonso Rumazo GonzálezScience
1999Yela Loffredo de KleinCulture
1999Efraín Jara IdrovoLiterature
1999Oswaldo Muñoz MariñoArt
1999Juan Larrea HolguínScience
2001Filoteo Samaniego SalazarCulture
2001José Martínez QueiroloLiterature
2001Jorge SwettArt
2001Rodrigo Fierro BenítezScience
2001Parque Histórico de GuayaquilPublic or Private Institution
2003Tránsito AmaguañaCulture
2003Galo René PérezLiterature
2003Leonardo TejadaArt
2003Jorge Marcos PinoScience
2003Casa de la Cultura EcuatorianaPublic or Private Institution
2005Luis Enrique FierroCulture
2005Rodolfo Pérez PimentelLiterature
2005Theo ConstantéArt
2005Rodrigo Cabezas NaranjoScience
2005Academia Ecuatoriana de la LenguaPublic or Private Institution
2006Edgar PalaciosCulture
2006Miguel Donoso ParejaLiterature
2006Diego LuzuriagaArt
2006Ramón LazoScience
2006Orquesta Sinfónica NacionalPublic or Private Institution
2007Jaime Galarza ZavalaCulture
2007Carlos Eduardo Jaramillo CastilloLiterature
2007Aníbal VillacísArt
2007Frank WeilbauerScience
2007Grupo Folclórico “Tierra Caliente” de Petita PalmaPublic or Private Institution
2008Rodrigo PallaresCulture
2008Alicia Yánez CossíoLiterature
2008Carlos Rubira InfanteArt
2008Eduardo VillacísScience
2008Editorial “Abya Yala”Public or Private Institution
1995 *Enrique Gil Calderón. Rejected in 1995 from President Sixto Duran Ballen, but accepted in 2008 from President Rafael CorreaArt
2009Horacio Hidrovo PeñaherreraCulture
2009Euler GrandaLiterature
2009Estuardo MaldonadoArt
2009Magner Turner CarriónScience
2009Academia Nacional de HistoriaPublic or Private Institution
2010Jorge Núñez SánchezCulture
2010Julio Pazos BarreraLiterature
2010Esperanza Cruz HidalgoArt
2010Claudio Cañizares ProañoScience
2010Ballet Folclórico Nacional “Jacchigua”Public or Private Institution
2011Guillermo Ayoví Erazo (Papá Roncón)Culture
2011Rafael Díaz YcazaLiterature
2011Luigi Stornaiolo PimentelArt
2011José Amén-PalmaScience
2011Fundación Ecuatoriana de Olimpiadas EspecialesPublic or Private Institution
2012Abdón UbidiaLiterature
2012Luis Silva ParraArt
2012Eugenia María del Pino VeintimillaScience
2015Pilar BustosCulture
2015Fernando TinajeroLiterature
2015Luis CumbalScience
2016Beatriz ParraCulture
2016Jorge DavilaLiterature
2016Manuel Cruz PadillaScience
2018Fernando Cazón VeraLiterature
2018Enrique MalesCulture
2018Marcelo CruzScience
2020Juan Valdano MorejónLiterature
2020Álvaro Manzano MonteroCulture
2020Katya Susana RomolerouxScience

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