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Ceremony for the presentation of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities 2017

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IE Humanities Center, in collaboration with the IE Foundation, presented last Monday the 2017 IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities. IE students and alumni from some 44 countries had taken part in the competition, submitting entries for the categories of short story and poem, in Spanish and in English, video, and photography. Participants in the prize giving ceremony included Diego del Alcázar, President of IE, Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Executive President of IE University, members of IE’s International Advisory Board de IE, and other key members of the IE community. The event took place in the Paper Pavilion, an IE campus building designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2014.

The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities are awarded in recognition of the humanistic vision of IE students and graduates, as well as their capacity for critical thought and for having another voice and manner of seeing the world. As a center specialized in research and teaching in the field of humanities, IE Humanities Center runs the competition with a view to fostering a vision of the world from a humanities perspective, which forms an integral part of IE’s identity.

“Humanities play an extremely important role in people’s development in that they help us to understand others, understand their emotions, and develop a capacity for critical thought and a sensitivity to disciplines like literature, philosophy, history or the arts,” said Victoria Gimeno, director of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities. “In short, the humanities make us better people and serve to complement the way we interact with the world and rewrite it. That’s why I want to thank everyone who entered this second edition of the competition, and congratulate both the winners and those that didn’t win, for sharing their talent by taking part. I would also like to encourage all our students and alumni to participate in the third edition the Prizes.”

 

The winners of this year’s edition of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities 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”

 

Photography

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”

 

Video

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”