Fundación Hispano Británica announce the opening of the first «The Eleanor of Castile, Queen of England Award», which aims to promote and recognise the work of journalists, communicators and disseminators in the written media, in Spain and the United Kingdom, for their contribution to a better relationship and mutual understanding between Spanish and British societies.

The Prize was created in honour of Eleanor of Castile (1241- 1290), Queen consort of England through her marriage to Edward. She was an influential personality who contributed to strengthening the ties between Castile and England. She is considered a key figure who symbolised the beginning of a period of understanding between the two Monarchies that would later give birth to the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The call for entries is open until 20 July 2024 for both Spain and the United Kingdom, and the prize is worth THREE THOUSAND EUROS (€3,000).

Candidate works must have been published in writing, in Spanish or English, in a Spanish or British medium, with a maximum length of 2,000 words, between 19 May 2022 and 19 May 2024. Each candidate may submit a maximum of five works.

The jury, appointed by the Fundación Hispano Británica, will be chaired by José María de Areilza Carvajal, Count of Motrico.