IE Foundation  has announced the winners of the 2018 edition of its Prizes in the Humanities in the categories of poetry, short story and short essay in Spanish and English, video, and photography. IE students and graduates presented over 800 entries for this year’s competition, while the judges’ panel included international players like Indian author Namita Gokhale, and journalist Tom Burns. The prizes will be presented in a ceremony set to take place later this year in October.
The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities are awarded in recognition of the humanist vision of IE students and graduates, along with their capacity for critical thought and their ability to have another voice and way of seeing realities. IE Humanities Center , which specializes in research and teaching practice in the field of the humanities, runs the competition to help foster the kind of vision of the world brought by the humanities, which form a key part of IE’s identity.
“We firmly believe that the humanities stretch the limits of our mind. Poetry, music, painting history, philosophy, and the arts in general make us better people, as well as making us happier. They give us another viewpoint with which to see challenges and take decisions, and bring a perspective that only the humanist vision can provide,” says Victoria Gimeno, Director of the IE Prizes in the Humanities. “This year, the number of participants has increased by 200%, and the number of entries has grown by 150%. We want to extend our thanks to everyone who sent in videos, photographs, stories, essays and poems that transported us into different realities and enabled us to see things in a different way. Knowing as we do that our community has so much talent and such a capacity to inspire, we would encourage all our students and alumni to take part in the upcoming edition of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities.”
Carlos Mas, Vice President of IE Foundation, talked about how the humanities, together with an immersion in technology, diversity and an entrepreneurial approach, form an integral part of IE’s identity. “Here at IE Foundation we strive to strengthen these values. We are delighted to lend our support to the Prizes in the Humanities, and award recognition to our students and alumni for their literary and audiovisual work.”
The winners of the different categories in this year’s competition are:
POETRY IN ENGLISH
1st prize. ‘Sonnet’ by Jack Straker (UK), student of the International MBA.
2nd prize. ‘Insomnia’ by Malak El Halabi (Lebanon), student of the Master in Market Research and Consumer Behaviour/ PhD.
3rd prize. ‘My little lion’ by Jack Straker (UK), student of the International MBA.
SHORT STORY IN ENGLISH
1st prize. ‘The System’ by Sarah Rachel Westvik (Norway), student of the Bachelor in International Relations.
2nd prize. ‘The Streetlight’ by Alexandra Winkels (Spain/Germany/US), student of the Bachelor in Laws/Bachelor in International Relations.
3rd prize. ‘La Mer’ by Alix Heugas (France), student of the Bachelor in Business Administration/Bachelor in Laws.
SHORT ESSAY IN ENGLISH
1st prize. ‘A Sober Society: How alcohol consumption hinders Vietnam development & What can we do to protect the future’ by Víctor Vu (Vietnam), student of the Master in Management.
2nd prize. ‘How China is Losing the World Soft War’ by Daniel Bloch (Australia), student of the Bachelor in Business Administration/Bachelor in International Relations.
3rd prize. ‘Consciousness: The Ethical lmplications of Experience Design’ by Laura McDermott (Ireland), student of the Master in Customer Experience & Innovation.
POETRY IN SPANISH
1st prize. ‘La historia de la vida’ by Gonzalo Llorden (Spain), student of the Bachelor in Business Administration/Bachelor in International Relations.
2nd prize. ‘Si lo soy’ by Stephanie Margaret Heinemann (Germany/Mexico), alum of the Master in Visual and Digital Media 2017.
3rd prize. ‘Pájaro borrascoso’ by Miguel Donetch Cervera (Spain/Chile), student of the International MBA.
SHORT STORY IN SPANISH
1st prize. ‘Amar. Comer’ by Ignacio Rupérez Larrea (Spain), student of the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data.
2nd prize. ‘Fiestas del 80’ by Jacobo Felipe Rodríguez Martín (Spain), student of the dual Master in Access to Legal Practice and Legal Counsel
3rd prize. ‘Los coleccionistas de fantasmas’ by Agustín Pellecchia (Argentina), student of the International MBA.
1st prize. ‘Juxtaposed’ by Alessandro Fabbrini (Italy), student of the Master in Customer Experience & Innovation.
2nd prize. ‘Ethereal’ by Marlene Lantz (Italy/US), student of the Bachelor in Information Systems Management.
3rd prize. ‘Backlight’ by Lixuan Guan (China), student of the Master in Management/Master in Market Research and Consumer Behaviour
Special mention series 1. ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Sara Gonçalves Teixeira (Venezuela), student of the Master in Visual & Digital Media.
Special mention series 2. ‘The Revival of Craftsmen’ by Sergio Martínez (Spain), alum of the
Master in Visual & Digital Media 2017.
1st prize. ‘The Unheard’ by Marisa Anz (US), alum of the Master in Visual & Digital Media 2017.
2nd prize. ‘Sin cobertura’ by Carlos Gutiérrez (Spain), student of the Master in Management – Marketing & Sales.
3rd prize. ‘Slice of Life’ by Dylan D’Lima (Canada), Jessica Gómez (US), and Eugenia Santaella (Venezuela), alumni of the Master in Visual & Digital Media 2017