Awards & Honours

International Awards

International Awards are the honors or recognition of an individual or a community. Usually, these recognitions are in the fields of Science, Mathematics, Literature, Technology, Community Services, Environmental Services, Architecture, Bravery, Philanthropy, Arts, Sports, Movies, Theatre and other fields. In the following section, we will learn about many such awards and also see some lists of individuals and awards of the recent times. Let us see!

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List of Some Important International Awards

In the following space below we will introduce a listing of some of the most popular awards and honors bestowed by the International community. Let us list some of the most famous awards in the world below:

  1. Nobel Prize
  2. Booker Prize
  3. Academy Awards
  4. BAFTA Awards
  5. The Palme d’Or
  6. Pulitzer Prize
  7. The Golden Globes
  8. BRIT Awards
  9. The Grammys
  10. MTV Video Music Awards

Following is an alphabetic list of some more awards:


Abel Prize: This is awarded annually by the Norwegian Government to one or many outstanding Mathematician. The Abel Prize is the equivalent of The Nobel Prize in Science and other fields.

The Ake Blomstrom Award (ABA): This award was established in 1986 in honour of Ake Blomstrom. It is awarded for the best radio documentary.

Arts For Peace Awards: Arts for peace is a non-governmental organisation that awards this award once every year.

Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity: This award is for courage, commitment to a humanitarian cause and impact on the world.


The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics


CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award

Corporate Art Awards


Dan David Prize


Esperantist of the Year

European Sportsperson of the Year


Fields Medal: The Fields Medal is awarded to two, three or four mathematicians who are under the age of 40 years. This is the highest honour any mathematician can have.

Frank Prize


Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize

Genesis Prize

Global Teacher Prize

Gold Mercury International Award


Hamdan International Photography Award

Heinz Billing Prize


ICTP Ramanujan Prize: Named after the great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, The ICTP Ramanujan Prize For Young Mathematicians From Developing Countries is awarded annually to a researcher less than 45 years of age.

International Prize for Biology

The International Prize in Statistics

International Somali Awards


Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Prize

Japan Prize (NHK)


King Faisal International Prize

Kyoto Prize


Laureus World Sports Awards

List of Fields Medal winners by university affiliation

List of TWAS Prize laureates

London International Awards

Longines Prize for Elegance


Millennium Technology Prize

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards

Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Award

Mustafa Prize


International Awards


Jawaharlal Nehru Award

Nobel Prize: For Outstanding contributions for humanity in physics, chemistry, medicine, peace, literature, economics


Occhialini Prize

OPCW–The Hague Award

Outstanding Structure Award


Praemium Imperiale

Premio México de Ciencia y Tecnología


Queen’s Award for Forestry


Ratzinger Prize

Russ Prize

Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics


Shaw Prize

Steiger Award

Sternberg Interfaith Gold Medallion

Sustainable Transport Award


Tang Prize

Tech4Good awards

Templeton Prize

The Berggruen Prize


Wolf Prize

World Award

World Habitat Awards


Young Global Leaders

Awards And Honours

Example 1: Who among the following was awarded the Olympic Medallist Shooter award by the IOC President Thomas Bach?

A) Deepika Padukone                      B) Abhinav Bindra                     C) Bhavish Aggarwal                       D) Mahmoud Abu Zeid

Answer: The award was received by Abhinav Bindra and the correct option is B) Abhinav Bindra.

Example 2: Following is a Nobel prize winning Physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 1979:

A) Abdus Salam                   B) Richard Feynmann                      C) Freeman Dyson                        D) Lawrence Krauss

Answer: The 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Sheldon Lee Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg “for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current”. Therefore the answer is A) Abdus Salam.

Type of Expected Question

Example 3: The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to:

A) Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.                  B) Barack Hussain Obama                     C) Kofi Annan                     D) Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Answer: The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” and the correct option is B). Al Gore Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2007. Kofi Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2001 while as Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev got the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.

Example 4: Who one the 2018 Wolf Foundation Awards for Physics?

A) Omar M Yaghi                B) Charles H Bennett                     C) Gilles Brassard                 D) Both B) and C).

Answer: The correct option is D) Both B) and C). Omar M Yaghi won the 2018 Wolf foundation Chemistry Prize along with Makoto Fujita. Vladimir Drinfeld and Alexander Beilinson won the Mathematics Prize while as Asam Fischer and Paul McCartney won the Arts prize of the Wolf Foundation for the year 2018.

Practice Problems

Q 1: Who among the following got the Shaw Prize in Astronomy in the year 2015?

A) Edwin Hubble                    B) Dr Swamy L C               C) Gerd  Faltings                    D) William J Borucki

Ans: D) William J Borucki

Q 2: Who won the 2015 Mustafa Prize for Bionanotechnology?

A) M Amin Shokrollahi                        B) Sami Erol Gelenbe                     C) Omar Yaghi                     D) Jackie Ying

Ans: D) Jackie Ying

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