Six modalities of awards recognise work devoted to aeronautics.
The Aena Foundation Awards
The Aena Foundation Awards were created in 1995 to encourage dedication to aeronautics in any of its areas and to award work, studies or projects worthy of public recognition.Unique in the Spanish field of aeronautics, they are grouped into six modalities.
In 2013, Aena Foundation awards Luis Azcárraga, José Ramón López Villares and Jornalism Awards. Consult the rules in this link.
- Emilio Herrera Award
- Valued at €60,000, this prize is awarded every three years to recognise long professional service in the world of aeronautics, with special contributions to its development.
- Juan de la Cierva Award
- Biennial awarding of 24,000 euros to any technological studies or researches that imply an important practical contribution towards aeronautics in general.
- Luis Azcárraga Award
- This is awarded every year to research studies, works or projects that constitute a singular contribution to the air transport. The prize is 12,000 euros.
- José Ramón López Villares Award
- This is an annual award, with a prize of 3,000 euros, given to up to four Aeronautical Engineering thesis projects dealing with airports or air navigation.
- Journalism Award
- With a prize of 6,000 euros, this award recognises journalistic work in the print media, radio and television related to transport and air navigation.
- Photography Award
- This year the Aena Foundation is awarding three prizes of 12,000, 7,000 and 4,000 euros, for the best and most original photographs of any subject. The jury will select seven more to include in a catalogue to be published.