GAUDEAMUS AWARDS are granted each year as follows:

:: Romanian Publishers Awards – awarded to three of the most important Romanian publishing houses according to the Public's Vote;
2012 winners: 1st place: HUMANITAS Publishing House, 2nd place: RAO Publishing House; 3rd place: NEMIRA Publishing House.

:: Most Wanted Book of the Fair – granted according to the Public's Vote;
2012 winner: The Parables of Jesus. The Truth in a Story, by Andrei Pleșu, book issued by Humanitas Publishing House.

:: GAUDEAMUS Press Awards granted annually according to the Public's Vote to the most representative media channels: written media, press agencies, radio, TV and online;
2012 winners: written media – Jurnalul național, radio – Europa FM, TV - TVR1, press agencies - Agerpres.

:: The Prize for Excellence – granted by Radio Romania to a Romanian publishing house involved in internationally acknowledged editorial projects;
2012 Winner: Cartier Publishing House.

:: Education Award – granted each year to an educational institution as a sign of appreciation of the way in which they manage to promote their educational offer within GAUDEAMUS IBEF;
2012 Winner: Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies;

:: “Antoaneta Ralian” Translation Award – granted since 2010 to a Romanian and/or foreign reputed translator;
in 2012 the Award was granted to Bruno Mazzoni for his contribution to the translation of several Romanian authors into Italian, as well as to Dinu Luca, for the translation into Romanian of Mo Yan's (the Chinese Nobel Winner) books;

:: Miss READING – prize granted to the prettiest reader present at the Fair.