Konex Award

Konex Award

Konex Awards
Premios Konex

Awarded for
Excellence in various cultural disciplines


Presented by
Konex Foundation

First awarded
November 6, 1980

Official website
Official website

Konex Foundation Awards, or simply Konex Awards, are cultural awards from the Konex Foundation honouring Argentine cultural personalities.


1 History and purpose
2 Selection and awards
3 List of winners
4 External links

History and purpose[edit]
Konex Awards are granted by the Konex Foundation, created in 1980 in Argentina. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote, stimulate, support and participate in any possible manner in cultural, educational, intellectual, artistic, social, philanthropic, scientific or sports initiatives, works and enterprises, in their most relevant aspects. To achieve its goals, the Foundation instituted the Konex Awards to be granted to personalities and institutions standing out for his, her or its achievements in any of the aforementioned fields. The Konex Awards were instituted in 1980 to be annually granted to sow for the future so that the most distinguished contemporary personalities and institutions in every field, which compose the cultural spectrum of the nation, will be an example to the nation’s youths.
Every year the Konex Foundation offers those awards in different activities in the nation, in cycles that repeat themselves every ten years. Initially and in the ten-year span from 1980 to 1989, such personalities received awards for their life-time accomplishments. As from 1990 to 1999 the accomplishments to receive awards represented the last ten years of activity. From the year 2000 through 2009 such cycle is repeated, and it will be repeated indefinitely.

1980 1990 2000 2010 Sports
1981 1991 2001 2011 Entertainment
1982 1992 2002 2012 Visual Arts
1983 1993 2003 2013 Science and Technology
1984 1994 2004 2014 Literature
1985 1995 2005 2015 Popular Music
1986 1996 2006 2016 Humanities
1987 1997 2007 2017 Communication, Journalism
1988 1998 2008 2018 Institutions, Community, Enterprise
1989 1999 2009 2019 Classical Music

Selection and awards[edit]
Every year a Grand Jury including 20 members is appointed. The members are specialists in the specific subjects receiving the award, and they appoint their own president. The members of the Jury exclude themselves from being chosen for a Konex Award; a gesture that the Foundation emphasizes and thanks very specially. Each year the activity receiving a