Members of the Jury of Premio Príncipe de Asturias, the most important Prize awared in Spain, has decided that 2012 Príncipe de Asturias for Communications and Humanities goes to Shigueru Miyamoto.
There were 21 nominated persons and organizations from 11 countries. Miyamoto won the final voting against Magnum Agency and French philosopher Edgar Morin. American philosopher Gene Sharp, Argentinian comedians Les Luthiers and German Sociologist Ulrich Beck were also nominated.
Miyamoto has won in his third attemp. We was among the finalists in 2011 and second in 2010 in a controversial final, with one of the most important members of the jury saying that video games take children away from books.
The Prize awards with 50.000 euros, an sculpture by Joan Miró, a diploma and a badge. Spanish Academy will hand in the Prize in October in a Ceremony with the Prince of Spain, Felipe de Borbón. Miyamoto, as a winner, is invated to have a speech.