updated 01:00 am EST, Wed February 25, 2009
Jobs nominated for award
Apple's Steve Jobs has been nominated for the Prince of Asturias 2009 award in the Scientific and Technical Research category. Mundo Mac is reporting the nomination Tuesday, coincidentally on Jobs' birthday, by the Graphic Arts of Asturias and supported by the Spanish Federation of Printing Industry (FEIGRAF). The Prince of Asturias Awards are annual prizes given by the Fundación Príncipe de Asturias in Spain, in eight categories, including arts, communications, literature and sports, among others.
The yearly awards, which began in 1981, seek to acknowledge notable achievements in each category from the prior year. The Prince of Asturias Foundation was founded in the city of Oviedo on September 24th, 1980, at a formal ceremony presided over by the Prince of Asturias.
Past recipients of the awards include Woody Allen, Sebastião Salgado, Bob Dylan, National Geographic Society, Google, Al Gore and Jane Goodall, to name a few. Final nominations will be in by July. The 2009 award will carry a €50,000 prize and a Joan Miró sculpture. A date has not yet been set for this year's awards ceremony.