The Significance of the Awards
The World Cultural Council acknowledges individuals or institutions that have made outstanding achievements in science, education and the arts by granting the Albert Einstein World Award of Science, the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education and the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts to eminent figures whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. These prizes are widely recognized in the scientific, educational and arts communities.
The World Cultural Council annually organizes an Award Ceremony, at which these acknowledgements are granted to distinguished individuals or organizations. Each ceremony is held in a different country with a renowned university or institute acting as host.
The Albert Einstein World Award of Science
The Albert Einstein award was created as a means of recognition for scientists who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. It is awarded annually.
The José Vasconcelos World Award of Education
This award is granted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or someone who has brought about visionary development in education policy. Through their work, the individual or team should have had a significantly positive influence on the quality and reach of teaching and learning in our society.
The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
The award is an acknowledgment to those who lift our existence to a higher level by the beauty or inspiration of their creative talent. It is conferred on a renowned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, cinematographer, photographer, architect, musician or other performing, creative or visionary artist, whose work constitutes a significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.
The José Vasconcelos and the Leonardo da Vinci awards are given in alternate years.
The high level of the jury, comprised of world-renowned scholars and eminent individuals in the above fields, enhances the prestige of the awards.