King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the gala dinner of the 100th edition of the ABC International Journalism Awards: “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” Awards at the ABC Headquarters in Madrid.
It was the first evening event attended by the couple in the year 2020. King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the gala dinner in honour of the winners of these prestigious journalistic prizes in Spanish, which are awarded annually by the ABC newspaper.
In 1891, Don Torcuato Luca de Tena founded the Blanco y Negro magazine. Later, in 1903, the first copy of ABC was published. The then “universal information” weekly -which would become a newspaper in 1905- was born as “an independent, impartial newspaper, which cultivates the graphic note as the most direct means of bringing the expression of reality to the public and with the purpose of that echoes opinions of proven authority in all branches of human knowledge ”.
The publishing company of ABC convenes its three International Journalism Awards to recognize the professional career and the best journalistic works published by publishing companies in their media, in the usual categories of journalism, graphic journalism or drawing.
The event began with an unveiling of the commemorative plaque marking the event after which Felipe and Letizia held a brief meeting with the ABC, Vocento, the Jury and the winners and guests. Then a video commemorating the 100 Years of the Mariano de Cavia Prize was projected.
Established in 1920, the “Mariano de Cavia” prize is given for an article or chronicle, with signature or pseudonym habitual. Established in 1929, the “Luca de Tena” award is presented for an outstanding journalistic career in defending the values that inspire ABC’s founding principles: ethical rigour, literary demand and informational independence. Instituted in 1966, the “Mingote” award is given to a joke, caricature or drawing and photography representing meaningful journalism.
The Jury of this 100 edition was gathered at the Casa de ABC and chaired by the director of the Royal Spanish Academy, Santiago Muñoz Machado, and formed by Soledad Gallego, Jordi Juan, Francisco Rosell, Bieito Rubido and José Miguel Santamaría.
This year’s the “Mariano de Cavia” Prize went to the article “La Posada de Dickens”, published by Arturo Pérez-Reverte in the XLSemanal magazine on July 28, 2019. The “Luca de Tena” Award went to Maruja Torres. And The “Mingote” Award to went to Dani Duch for his photograph published in “La Vanguardia” on August 15, 2019.
For the evening event, Queen Letizia of Spain dazzled in a red Roberto Torretta dress.
We first saw the stunning dress on the day 2 of the State visit to Argentina when Felipe and Letizia hosted an official reception in the honour of President and First Lady of the host country in March 2019. Letizia again wore the dress in October 2019 at the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The dress was a bespoke version of their dress from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
Letizia paired the dress with contrasting black. She was wearing black Manolo Blahnik Gotrianc Slingbacks 105 Pumps from label’s Spring Summer 2019 collection that were debuted at XVII Concert tribute to the victims of terrorism in March 2019.
Letizia finished her look with Queen Sofia’ Aldao white gold, diamond and ruby earrings
and her Karen Hallam ring.