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Deadline for receipt of entries for the 3rd Blasco Garzón Prize is now open.

The ‘Sevilla FC: University, Business and Sport’ Chair at the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) has opened the call for entries for the third edition of the Manuel Blasco Garzón Award. This award recognises the excellence of the best Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Final Projects presented by students enrolled at the UPO, both in official degrees and in lifelong learning. The aim of this award is to encourage study, initiation to research and the transfer of knowledge in different fields of knowledge.

The rules of the call for entries and the procedure for submitting nominations can be done through this link. Entries can be submitted until 31 December and the prize will be awarded on 15 February 2024. So far, the work of six graduating students has been recognised, with the Faculty of Sports Sciences and the Faculty of Experimental Sciences having won all the prizes, with topics such as the analysis of the reliability of jump and sprint tests, the characterisation of fibroblasts derived from patients and pharmacological screening or polyphenolics as a therapy in Crohn’s disease.

This award pays tribute to the memory of Manuel Blasco Garzón, former president of Sevilla FC under whose mandate the club won two Andalusian Cups, the first doctor in the club’s history was hired, the first training camps were organised and the Reina Victoria Stadium hosted the Spanish Cup final between FC Barcelona and Club Arenas de Guecho. Not forgetting that he welcomed on his board a young man called to write the best pages of the club’s history: Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. Blasco Garzón was also an omnipresent figure in the social and cultural life of Seville at the time, being, among other positions, president of the Seville Athenaeum and promoter of projects aimed at bringing culture to the neighbourhoods and contributing to the education of citizens, helping in the fight against illiteracy.