The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities are held each year to celebrate the best creative works by students, alumni, faculty and staff that form part of the IE community.

These prizes honor the humanistic vision held by all of the members of our educational community, as well as their critical thinking, and their ability to have a unique voice and vision of reality. The IE Foundation, with the support of the IE School of Humanities, is proud to host these awards to propel this particular vision of the world that is so integral to IE University’s identity.

Through this web, we would like to inspire and motivate you to participate in the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities, and invite you to express yourself creatively through your stories, characters, landscapes and realities.



Poems can be submitted in English or Spanish. Valid entries will consist of a maximum of four sides of A4 in length.

Short story

Stories can be prose fiction in English or Spanish with a 5,000 word limit for each story.

Short Essay

Essays can be in English or Spanish. We accept editorials (opinion pieces) and personal or academic essays with a maximum length of 10 pages (including references), double spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman font.


Photos can be in color or in black and white. They should be sent in .jpg format and should not exceed 10MB. Specifications.


Entries must be presented in video format. If they include sound, the score should be Spanish or English. Videos should be uploaded onto Vimeo, YouTube or Google Drive, and the link copied to the submission platform. Specifications.

Digital Art

This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer, tablet or other digital devices. Specifications.