Vladimir Nazor Award

The Vladimir Nazor Award (Croatian: Nagrada Vladimir Nazor) is a Croatian prize for arts and culture established in 1959 and awarded every year by the Ministry of Culture.

Vladimir Nazor Award
Nagrada Vladimir Nazor
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Awarded forExcellence in arts
Presented byCroatian Ministry of Culture
First awarded1959
Websitehttp://www.min-kulture.hr/default.aspx?id=407 Edit this on Wikidata

Named after the writer Vladimir Nazor (1876–1949), the prize is awarded to Croatian artists for achievements in six different fields of art and culture, and in each category every year two separate prizes are awarded - one for life achievement (for overall contributions to their respective field), and another one, commonly referred to as the "annual award", for a single piece of outstanding work in the field created over the previous 12 months.

The winners for the preceding year are usually announced around 19 June, the anniversary of Nazor's death, with prizes handed to recipients in an official ceremony usually held in July.

List of Life Achievement Award winnersEdit

Awards marked with † denote shared wins.

Source: "Dobitnici «Nagrade Vladimir Nazor» 1959. – 2005" (Microsoft Word Document). min-kulture.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Ministry of Culture. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

Architecture and urbanismEdit





Visual and applied artsEdit


nb 1. ^ Classical music composer Ivo Malec turned down the prize in 2012. Following Malec's refusal, the ministry decided not to choose another recipient.[1] In 2018, writer Danijel Dragojević also refused to accept the prize.


  1. ^ "Malec otkrio razloge odbijanja Nagrade Vladimir Nazor" (in Croatian). TPortal. Retrieved 25 March 2014.

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