State Awards of
the Republic of Armenia

State Award of the Republic of Armenia

The State Awards of the Republic of Armenia have been established to recognize preeminent works and inventions (discoveries) in the areas of the Armenian literature and arts, architecture and urban development, precise and natural, as well as humanitarian and social sciences and encourage their authors: in the area of literature and arts – for remarkable works; in the area of architecture and urban development – for stupendous works (exclusive designs and constructions or complexes on the territory of the Republic of Armenia); in the area of precise and natural sciences – for exceptional and outstanding inventions (discoveries), which have made a considerable contribution to the Armenian and international science and have had a remarkable impact on scientific and technical progress; in the area of humanitarian and social sciences - for valuable works in the area; awards to be allocated in the following ratio:

1) in the area of literature and arts
a. in the area of literature and journalistic genre – one award,
b. in the area of music – one award
c. in the area of arts – one award
d. in the area of theater– one award
e. in the area of cinema – one award
2) in the area of architecture and urban development – one award,
3) in the area of precise and natural sciences – one award,
4) in the area of humanitarian and social sciences – one award

Award comprises the award laureate certificate, a badge and a monetary award of 5 000 000 (five million) AMD.

 

Established Procedure for the RA Award nomination


The State Awards of the Republic of Armenia (henceforth Award), is awarded to the outstanding works, inventions (discoveries) and to the authors of these works:


The Award is being awarded every two years:


At the award year, the Republic of Armenia State Awards Commissions (henceforth Commissions) through the same mass media outlets inform about the commencement of the award nomination process, as well as about the Award proposal submission procedures.

Works and inventions (discoveries) can be nominated only once.

Works in the area of literature and art, as well as in the area of architecture and urban development can be nominated for the Award by the authors, creative unions, as well as other organizations engaged in the areas of literature and art, architecture and urban development.

Inventions (discoveries) and works in the area of precise and natural sciences, humanitarian and social sciences can be nominated for the Award on behalf of the RA Ministry of Education and Sciences, RA State Scientific Committee on Education and Science Administration, Presidium of the RA National Academy of Sciences, Departments, State Scientific and Research Institutes and Centers, the Scientific Councils of the State and licensed non-state higher education establishments.

Accepted for the nomination will be only those works and inventions (discoveries) which were presented (published, announced, implemented, exhibited, constructed, staged, or performed) for the first time

1) In the area of literature and arts: during the previous two years before the deadline date set for the nominations;

2) In the area of architecture and urban development, precise and natural sciences, humanitarian and social sciences: during the previous three years before the deadline date set for the nominations

In the area of literature and arts, architecture and urban development, nominations can be presented only with regard to the works, inventions (discoveries) and pieces which were made available (published, publicized, implemented, exhibited, constructed, staged) during the preceding two years before the deadline for the nomination, while in the area of precise and natural sciences, humanitarian and social sciences – in the preceding three years.


Works, inventions (discoveries) and pieces are nominated and submitted to the Commissions before the deadline of the award year is September 1, for year 2013 – till September 30.

Works, inventions (discoveries) and pieces submitted for the Award nomination should include also positive opinion in writing from three experts of the area, which should contain factual substantiation of the merits of the nomination.

Brief information on the nominated piece, inventions (discovery) as well as on the author(s) and their work in the relevant area is presented along with the proposal for nomination.

Discussion over the works, invention (discovery) and pieces submitted for nomination, as well as selection of the nominees is conducted by the Commissions.

Membership in the Commissions responsible for the mentioned areas and spheres is confirmed and altered by the President of Armenia.

Each Commission comprises nine members.

The members of the Commission are nominated upon their consent and fulfill their obligation on a voluntary basis.

Members of the Commissions cannot submit their works, inventions (discovery) and pieces for the nomination for the Presidential Award.

Works and inventions (discoveries) of the nominees in the areas of precise and natural sciences, humanitarian and social sciences and enclosed materials submitted to the respective Commissions, can be sent for independent expertise in order to verify their compliance with the stipulated requirements.

Proposals on granting Awards are presented by the Commissions to the President of Armenia not earlier than December 1 of the award year, and not later than December 15 of the named year.

The Awards are granted by the President of the Republic of Armenia through the Presidential Decrees, based on the proposal made by the Commissions.

If the Award is given for the work or invention (discovery) to a group of authors, the monetary component of the Award is divided equally among the co-authors, and each of them receives also a badge and a certificate.

The badge and the certificate of the deceased laureate of the Award are handed to his family, while the monetary award is transferred to his or her heirs as stipulated by the laws of the Republic of Armenia.

* Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-1164-N of 2002 “On the Procedure for the Establishment and Conferring the RA State Awards.”

* Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-314-N of December 18, 2010 on “Changes and Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-1164-N of August 22, 2002 on the Establishment and Conferring RA Presidential Award in the Area of Arts and Literature.”

* Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-93-N of June 6, 2011 on “Changes and Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-1164-N of August 22, 2002.”

* Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-128-N of June 4, 2013 on “Changes and Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-1164-N of August 22, 2002.”

* Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-187-N of July 22, 2013 on “Changes and Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia NH-1164-N of August 22, 2002.”

*September 12, 2013 Decree No. NH-219-N of the President of Armenia on the amendment to the August 22, 2002 Decree No. NH-1164-N of the President of Armenia.

 

 


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