The Alejandro Angel Escobar Prizes are considered the highest scientific recognition in Colombia, not only for the high qualifications of those who have received them, but also for the rigorousness of the juries responsible to award them.
Mr. Alejandro Angel Escobar established in his will:
The prizes are to be assigned to truly deserving works, entitled to the degree of excellence, if not absolutely, then at least under the cultural relativity of the country. It is not my wish that the least bad but the really good be awarded.
Alejandro Angel Escobar Foundation awards annually:
Three Prizes in Science:
Two Prizes in Solidarity.
At the same time, Mentions of Honor are given in all areas, if the jury so decides.
The Board of Directors chooses a Jury every year for the Science and the Solidarity Prizes, composed each of individuals of the highest professional conditions. For Science, it can also request the assistance of national and foreign specialists for a better evaluation of the respective work. The decisions made by the Juries are promulgated by the Board of Directors and, once adopted, are not appealable.