IE Humanities Center, in collaborationwith IE Foundation, has announced the winners of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities 2017. IE students and alumni from 44 countries took part in the competition, submitting work in the categories of short story in Spanish and in English, poem in Spanish and in English, video, and photography.

The prizes are in recognition of the humanist vision of IE students and graduates, their capacity for critical thought,and their ability to have another voice and see things in different ways. As a center specialized in research and teaching in the field of humanities, IE Humanities Centerruns the competition to strengthen the vision of the world from a humanist perspective, which forms an integral part of IE’s identity.

The winners of this year’s edition of the prizes, which will be presented in the coming month of September, are:


Short story in English

1st Prize: Rinaldi Sugiarto, an Indonesian student from the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data, with “The Interview”

2nd Prize: Sarmad Ahmad, a Pakistani student from the Global MBA, with “Kahaani”

3rd Prize: Alexander Vavilov, a Russian student from the Master in Finance, with “Voyeur”


Poem in English

1st Prize: Rama Al-Ramahi, a Jordanian student from the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, with “First”

2nd Prize: Ilse Wijnen, a Dutch student from the Master in Corporate Communication, with “Imprisoned”

3rd Prize: Daniel Bloch, an Australian student from the Dual Degree in Business Administration and International Relations, with “Move”


Short story in Spanish

1st Prize: Sofía Quetglas Diz, a Spanish student from the Master in Management, with “Dualidad”

2nd Prize: Lucía Naveiro, a Spanish student from the Bachelor in Communication, with “Los días violentos”

3rd Prize: Andrea Tapia, an Ecuadorian student  from the Master in Visual and Digital Media, with “El equilibrio de un trapecista”


Poem in Spanish

1st Prize: Andrea Tapia, an Ecuadorian student from the Master in Visual and Digital Media, with “Adios en Grand Central”

2nd Prize: Rosa Italia Porras, a Nicaraguan student from the Master in Corporate Communication, with “¿Dónde estás?”

3rd Prize: Sofía Rondán, a Spanish student from the Master in International Relations, with “Roma”



1st Prize: Carolyn Billetdeaux,   a U.S. student from the International MBA, with “Tres niveles”

2nd Prize: Garg Shantanu, an Indian student from the Master in Management, with “Answers from above”

3rd Prize: Yan Lin Fu, a Singaporean student from the International MBA, with “Ink and Wash”

Special mention: Teddy Godillon, a French student from the International MBA, with “Ojo por ojo”



1st Prize: Eugenia Goffre Muro, a Czech student from the Bachelor in Communication, with “Don’t Forget Me”

2nd Prize: Nidhi Dwarakanath, an Indian student from the Master in Visual and Digital Media, with “Happy Monday”

3rd Prize: Raya Hilany, a Libanese student from the Master in Corporate Communication, with “Macera”



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