World’s Most Prestigious Awards

World’s Most Prestigious Awards

There are a number of famous international awards which are conferred by various organizations in different categories. Here are some awards that are famous not just for their physical design but also for their influential power.

1. Nobel Prize

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  • This prestigious award is named for Alfred Nobel, who created dynamite.
  • The will of the Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895.
  • The Nobel Prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Economics are awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded at its own ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

2. Ramon Magsaysay Award

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  • The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay.
  • Established in 1958
  • Awarded for: Outstanding contributions in Government Service, Public Service, Community Leadership, Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts, Peace and International Understanding and Emergent Leadership

3. Pulitzer Prize

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  • Established in 1917
  • It is presented by: Columbia University
  • Awarded for: Excellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements, musical composition

4. Man Booker Prize

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  • Now known as The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, this is Britain’s most prestigious literary award.
  • Established in1969
  • Awarded for: Best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK

5. Academy Awards

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  • The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
  • Presented by : Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

6. Grammy Awards

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  • A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
  • First awarded: May 4, 1959
  • Presented by: The Recording Academy
  • Country: United States of America

7. The Palme d’Or

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  • The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • It was introduced in 1955 by the festival’s organizing committee.
  • Country: France

8. Bharat Ratna

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  • The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
  • The award is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex.
  • Established: 2 January 1954

9. BAFTA Film Awards

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  • These awards, handed out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), are the U.K. equivalent of the Emmys.
  • Established in 1949.
  • The annual awards honor achievements in both film and television.
  • These awards are the British equivalent of the Academy Awards.

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