In this first edition of Navarra TV awards, the regional TV wanted to recognize the work being done by different Navarran personalities in five different areas: sport values, young values, social values, business values and Town of the year (because of the social initiatives).
The voting was popular and had to be done through the website www.natv.es and registered 10.700 votes.
The awards were designed by Carlos Ciriza and were given to the awardees during a ceremony that lasted 2 hours. During the ceremony there was time for popular faces, music events, speeches, comedy club, etc.
During the event, 1.600 people attended in person to Baluarte Palace of Congress in Pamplona and 11.000 people viewed the TV program live.
The award to Business values was for Beatriz and Adriana Ochoa from Bodegas Ochoa. Navarra TV wanted to recognize the job being done by a family winery that has done a generation change in 2016 and continues doing the everyday effort to produce high quality wines loyal to their principles and to their history. Furthermore, they awarded the big jump the two Ochoa sisters are doing by taking over the family business with excellent results.
The winner of Young Values was given to the company CMOS, a young company that has developed a software to contribute to the evolution to free software in Spain.
The winner of Sports Values was for the Paralympics team from Navarra, recognized by the Rio de Janeiro games this year, recognizing the everyday effort of this team.
Under the Social Values category, Jesus Alfaro, doctor in Orthopedic Surgery from clinic San Miguel in Pamplona, for his altruist dedication to the Foundation Vicente Ferrer in India where he spends his holidays operating without rest.
There was a special and emotional moment for the Special Award to Social Values for Maria Victoria Arraiza, politician and president of ONG “Convivencia y Solidaridad Internacional” who died last year.
In the category “Town of the year, social initiatives”, Milagro in the south of Navarra was awarded for the initiative launched by the major Yolanda Ibañez to promote the town promoting self employment with a subsidy and the creation of a cultural area called “Spacium”.
Bodegas Ochoa continues winning awards, although this time the award is not for their wines, but for the visible heads of the family business that work every day to declare Ochoa as a symbol of quality wine and ethical business values.