HERALDO AWARD WINNERS

Every year, Heraldo de Aragón holds an awards ceremony to commemorate the day on which the first issue of the newspaper was published, 20th September, 1895.

JOURNALISM

The ‘Antonio Mompeón Motos Award for Journalism’ honours the memory of the man who was the newspaper’s Editor for the first half of the twentieth century and rewards a professional lifetime dedicated to media journalism.

HUMAN VALUES

The ‘Award for Human Values and Knowledge’ was created to reward those Aragonese who have distinguished themselves especially for their personal qualities and for their contribution to the social or cultural improvement of their fellow citizens.

125th ANNIVERSARY EXTRAORDINARY AWARD

Since 2017, the ‘Henneo Award’ has been given to distinguish those personalities, Spanish or foreign, who have contributed to the projection of Aragon in the world, both on a personal and business level. This award also recognizes the recipient’s efforts in the defence of key values such as freedom, justice and equality, as well as their commitment to human rights.

2021

JOURNALISM

José Joly Martínez de Salazar. President of Grupo Joly, the oldest news media company in Spain. The fifth generation of a publishing family that began in 1867 with the foundation of ‘Diario de Cádiz’ and currently publishes nine newspapers, while undertaking its digital transformation.

HUMAN VALUES

Irene Vallejo Moreu. Zaragoza, 1979. Writer and philologist, author of ‘El infinito en un junco’ (‘Infinity in a Reed’), among other books. National Essay Award 2020 and Aragon Award 2021.

125th ANNIVERSARY EXTRAORDINARY AWARD

News Media Europe. European media association comprising over 2400 European media outlets. Its main activity is to protect the sector and to uphold the freedom of the press as the basis of democracy in Europe.

2020

JOURNALISM

Women editors. Awards were given to Catalina and Soledad Luca de Tena (‘ABC’), Carmen Serra (editor of Balearic Islands newspaper ‘Última Hora’, among others) and Blanca García Montenegro (Grupo El Progreso, based in Lugo).

HUMAN VALUES

Organisations involved in the fight against covid-19. Juan José Porcar, from the College of Nursing, and Concepción Ferrer, from the College of Physicians of Zaragoza collected the award.

125th ANNIVERSARY EXTRAORDINARY AWARD

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, received the Heraldo 125th Anniversary Extraordinary Award for the exceptional work that the Crown has carried out in the cohesion of Spain and in the consolidation of the democracy and its values.

2019

JOURNALISM

Michael Golden. Media executive for 40 years. Among other roles, he served as vice president of ‘The New York Times’. He was also president of WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

HUMAN VALUES

Nati Cañada. Born in Oliete (Teruel), she has resided in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) for 40 years. A portrait artist who has painted King Emeritus Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía and the prince and princesses of Spain, first ladies of the United States and other personalities.

HENNEO AWARD

Alfonso Soláns. Zaragoza, 1947. President of the mattress company Pikolin, one of the most important companies in Europe in its sector. For a decade, until 2006, he was president of the Real Zaragoza football team, during which time the team won the Copa del Rey twice, and a Supercopa de España.

2018

JOURNALISM

Augusto Delkáder. Cádiz, 1950. After holding various executive posts at ‘El País’ newspaper, of which he was one of the founders, he later became a Grupo Prisa director for the Prisa/Unión Radio division.

HUMAN VALUES

Teresa Perales. Zaragoza, 1975. Swimmer. Spain’s most distinguished sportswoman has won 27 medals in the Paralympic Games, 20 in world championships and 42 in European competitions. This year in Tokyo she has participated in her sixth Paralympic Games.

HENNEO AWARD

Maite Pagazaurtundua. Hernani (Gipuzkoa), 1965. Member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos Europa since 2014. She stood up to the ETA terrorist group from the citizens’ initiative platform ¡Basta ya! and is an exemplary force in the fight for freedom and against terrorism.

2017

JOURNALISM

Susana Griso. Barcelona, 1969. She has presented the Antena 3 television programme ‘Espejo Público’ for over twenty years, holds a degree in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has received a Premio Ondas and an Antena de Oro, among other awards.

HUMAN VALUES

Ana Santos. Zaragoza, 1957. Director of the National Library since 2013, she has carried the institution from strength to strength, isolating it from political change and implementing its digital transformation. She holds a degree in Geography and History and a diploma in Library Science.

HENNEO AWARD

Alain Rousset. Chazelles-sur-Lyon, 1951. Member of the Socialist Party and since 1998 regional president of Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, in south-west France. He has spent over 20 years fighting for the reopening of the Pau-Canfranc-Zaragoza railway line and has managed to get the French high-speed train from Paris to Bordeaux.

2016

JOURNALISM

Carlos Herrera. Cuevas del Almanzora (Almería), 1957. Director of the radio programme ‘Herrera en Cope’, he has a degree in Medicine, although he has always worked in communication. He debuted on Radio Sevilla.

HUMAN VALUES

Luis Oro. Zaragoza, 1945. Professor Emeritus at the University of Zaragoza. Aragon Award 2001, National Research Award and Gold Medal of Zaragoza in 2007. Head of research group, researching into Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds at ISQCH (Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogenous Catalysis – University of Zaragoza-Spanish National Research Council).

SPECIAL AWARD

Víctor Barrio. Sepúlveda (Guadalajara), 1987. He took the alternativa, a ceremony where a bullfighter becomes a matador, at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid in 2012. A horn penetrated his thorax and ended his life at the La Vaquilla del Ángel Fiesta in Teruel in 2015. It was the first death of a bullfighter at a bullring in Spain in more than 30 years.

2015

JOURNALISM

Ana Pastor. Madrid, 1977. Madrid, 1977. Journalist. Presenter of the current affairs programme ‘El Objetivo’ and ‘¿Dónde estabas entonces?’, on La Sexta. Founder of the production company Newtral.

HUMAN VALUES

Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País. (Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country). Dedicated to research and dissemination of knowledge related to the E.U. Its director is Honorio Romero, from Zaragoza.

2014

JOURNALISM

Guillermo Fatás. Zaragoza, 1944. Professor emeritus of Ancient History at the University of Zaragoza, former director of HERALDO and editorial advisor to HENNEO.

HUMAN VALUES

José Manuel Blecua. Zaragoza, 1939. PhD in Romance Philology, chair ‘H’ and former director of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE).

2013

JOURNALISM

‘XL Semanal’ Magazine. In the photograph, Mar Cohnen (director of the magazine) and Laura Múgica (general director of Taller de Editores), collecting the prize.

HUMAN VALUES

Carlos Pauner. Jaca, 1964. Mountaineer, fourth Spaniard and first Aragonese to reach the summit of all 14 “eight-thousanders”. He runs a development aid foundation.

2012

JOURNALISM

Antonio Angulo. Ejep (Huesca), 1946. Former director of ‘Diario del Alto Aragón’. Medal of Las Cortes de Aragón; Federation of Journalists Associations Award.

HUMAN VALUES

César Alierta. Zaragoza, 1945. Former executive president of Telefónica. Currently one of the main shareholders of the Real Zaragoza football team.

2011

JOURNALISM

Iñaki Gabilondo. San Sebastián, 1942. Journalist. Now retired from the front line, he has been a collaborator in various media such as la SER with his podcast, ‘Un café con Iñaki’, ‘El País’ or the Movistar+ channel #0.

HUMAN VALUES

Cáritas Diocesana de Zaragoza. NGO of the Spanish Episcopal Conference. In Aragon since 1993. Carlos Sauras is its president in Aragon.

2010

JOURNALISM

‘Diario de Navarra’. Award for its commitment to Navarre society for over a century (founded in 1903).

HUMAN VALUES

María de Ávila. Barcelona, 1920-Zaragoza, 2014. International authority in the learning of dance.

José Luis Borau. Zaragoza, 1929-Madrid, 2012. Director, producer, filmmaker and member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

2009

JOURNALISM

Pilar Narvión. Alcañiz, 1992-Madrid, 2013. Pioneer of female journalism in Spain and a collaborator of HERALDO. Considered to be the mistress of political chronicle during the Transition.

HUMAN VALUES

Academia General Militar de Zaragoza. Awarded for her commitment to the best possible training for future Army officers.

2008

JOURNALISM

Antonio Mingote. Sitges, 1919-Madrid, 2012. Strongly linked to Aragon. Artist and writer, and member of the Royal Spanish Academy (chair ‘R’).

HUMAN VALUES

Carlos López Otín. Sabiñánigo, 1958. Pioneer in research into diseases such as cancer, arthritis or hereditary diseases. Aragon Award.

2007

JOURNALISM

‘Operación Puerto’ doping case (‘El País’). José A. Hernández and Carlos Arribas. Investigation into doping in top level sport. Put an end to the Eufemiano Fuentes doping network.

HUMAN VALUES

Manuel Pizarro. Teruel, 1951. State Lawyer, stockbroker and former president of Endesa, Ibercaja and the Madrid Stock Exchange.

2006

JOURNALISM

José Naranjo. Telde (Gran Canaria), 1971. Award-winning journalist for his reports on immigration in the newspaper ‘La Provincia-Diario de Las Palmas’.

HUMAN VALUES

José Peris Lacasa. Maella, 1924-Madrid 2017. Composer and music professor. Professor of Music at the Philosophy faculty of the Autonomous University of Madrid.

2005

JOURNALISM

La Contra, back page section of ‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper.Víctor Amela, Ima Sanchís and Lluís Amiguet collected the award for their original back covers for the Barcelona newspaper.

HUMAN VALUES

Father Benito. Posthumous award for his life in the convent of San Antonio. The award was shared with Pedro Montserrat (Mataró, 1918-Jaca 2017). Botanist.

2004

JOURNALISM

‘La Voz de Galicia’. HERALDO gave an award to its special supplement ‘Los héroes del 13-N’, which portrayed the volunteers who participated in cleaning up the oil slick after the Prestige catastrophe.

HUMAN VALUES

Javier Otal. Zaragoza, 1951. Professor of Algebra, University of Zaragoza. One of the 2000 most important intellectuals of the 21st century (Cambridge Biographical Centre).