Sonning Prize – University of Copenhagen

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Denmark's largest cultural award

The Sonning Prize is the largest cultural award in Denmark. It was founded by author and editor C.J. Sonning (1879-1937). The Prize amount is DKK 1 million and supports the promotion of European culture.

Following the wish of C.J. Sonning, a committee under the University of Copenhagen elects the prize recipient, who must be a person "found to have done commendable work for the benefit of European culture".

The Prize is normally awarded every other year at the University of Copenhagen - preferably on 19 April, C.J. Sonning's birthday.

European universities may propose nominees for the Sonning Prize. The proposals must be accompanied by the nominee's CV and a list of published works, and must be submitted no later than 15 October to:

Rector of the University of Copenhagen
Nørregade 10
P.O. Box 2177
DK-1017 Copenhagen K
Denmark

See list of Sonning Prize recipients