Awarded annually by the Municipality of Ljubljana since 1965, the Župančič Award is named after the Slovene writer Oton Župančič (1878–1949). Following a public announcement, candidates are selected from among all the authors/artists proposed; the selection is carried out by a committee elected by the Mayor of the City who is also the committee's president. One award is given for the life's work of a creator from the Municipality of Ljubljana, and three other awards are given to individuals or artistic groups who have in the past year contributed significantly to Ljubljanas cultural life or who have recently attained international praise for their work.
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