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IE Foundation announces the winners of the 4th edition of the Humanities Awards

IE Foundation announces the winners of the 4th edition of the Humanities Awards

New category allows staff members of the education institution to submit works for first time.

The IE Foundation has announced the winners of the 2019 Humanities Awards in the poetry, short story and short essay in Spanish and English, video and photography categories. For the fourth year running, the awards has attracted more than 300 students, graduates and, for the first time, IE staff, who have submitted more than 800 works. This year, Indian writer Namita Gokhale and British journalist Tom Burns were among other renowned personalities in the field of the humanities to sit on the jury. The awards ceremony will take place on September 19 in the Aula Magna at IE University’s Segovia campus.

IE Foundation’s Humanities Awards highlights the humanist vision of IE students and graduates, their critical thinking and their ability to find another voice and another vision of reality. The IE Humanities Center, which specializes in research and teaching in the Humanities, makes these awards as part of its vision of the world of the Humanities, which is central to the identity of IE University.

“For IE University, the humanities is one of its key values and we are convinced that they make us better people and give us a different vision and voice that makes us capable of analyzing and understanding reality from other perspectives. Producing a poem, a story, an essay, a photograph or a video makes us different and better,” says Victoria Gimeno, Director of the IE Foundation Humanities Awards. “This year, we have once again seen record participation, but the quality of the work has been very high, which has meant very tough competition and a difficult task for the different juries. In addition, teachers and staff have had the opportunity to submit work, with great success,” she adds.

“The Humanities, along with technological immersion, diversity and an entrepreneurial mindset are part of our identity.”

“The Humanities, along with technological immersion, diversity and an entrepreneurial mindset are part of our identity and from the IE Foundation we work to promote these values. For us it is a pleasure to support the Humanities Awards and reward our students and alumni for their literary and audiovisual works,” says Carlos Mas, Vice President of the IE Foundation.

The winners of this year’s awards:

Poetry in Spanish

  • 1st prize: Tortuoso Tautograma, by Irene Cánovas, Spanish Bachelor in Architecture student.
  • 2nd prize: Algo Tropical, by Paula San Román Bueno, Spanish International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: Nuevo mundo, by Santiago Isla, Spanish Master in Management student.
  • Staff section: 1st prize. Vertigo by Sergio Rodríguez Jiménez.

Short story in spanish

  • 1st prize: Salto de Código, by Joaquín Martín Perles, Spanish Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy student.
  • 2nd prize: El punto final de las cosas, by Pablo Hernández Blanco, Spanish International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: La subasta de mañanas, by Agustín Pellecchia, Italian-Argentine International MBA student.
  • Staff section: 1st prize, Hotel California, by Joaquín Garralda.

Short essay in spanish

  • 1st prize: Envenenados por la red o cómo la falta de habilidades sociales destruye tu negocio, by Manuel Rodríguez Lavado, Spanish International MBA student.
  • 2nd prize: Los rubios de Grozny, by Ignacio Munguía, Spanish International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: Un cuarteto turístico disonante, by Inma Mengual, Spanish Master in Legal Consultancy student.

Poetry in english

  • 1st prize: Maps, by Carien Long, US Master in Management student.
  • 2nd prize: Black Blood, by Malak El Halabi, Lebanese doctoral student.
  • 3rd prize: Tick-Tock, by Ivan Sanim, Russian Master in Management student.
  • Special mention: Madonna, by Jack Straker, British International MBA student.
  • Staff Section, 1st prize: Veguellina de Órbigo, by María Eugenia Marín.

Short story in english

  • 1st prize: The Green-Eyed Man, by Adam Rose, US double degree Bachelor in Business Administration + Bachelors in International Relations student.
  • 2nd prize: Memories from Around a Syrian Dinner Table, by Anas Atassi, Syrian International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: Toska, by Pablo Hernández Blanco, Spanish International MBA student.
  • Special mention: Weavings, by Carien Long, US Master in Management student.
  • Staff section: Happy now, by Luis Vivanco.

Short Essay in english

  • 1st prize: Persuading Britain, by Ellen Buckland, British Master in Customer Experience and Innovation student.
  • 2nd prize: The Holistic Success Formula – A Blueprint for Life, by Giovanni Doemeny, US International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: From Avoidance to Empathy: Rediscovering Decency in a World Afraid of Difference, by Ryan Secrest, US International MBA student.
  • Staff section: The Citizen Experience: Managing Quality in a 21st Century Democracy, by Laura McDermott.

Photography

  • 1st prize: Spectrum, by Keely Bass, Canadian Master in International Relations student.
  • 2nd prize: Pool Party-Collage, by Miguel Den Oever, Venezuelan-Dutch International MBA student.
  • 3rd prize: Plaza, by Alex Visbal Loewy, Austrian International MBA student.
  • Special mention. Quo Vadis?, by Natalia Lorca Ruiz, Spanish International MBA student.

Video

  • 1st prize: ‘The voice of Elmira, by Elmira Shahanaghi, Canadian International MBA student.
  • 2nd prize: Better Together, by students of Master in Visual and Digital Media, Julián Schreib (Austria), Calara Herberg (Spain), Camila Arizpe (Spain), Shivag Kapoor (India) and Eleonore Anglade (France).
  • 3rd prize: PDERR, by Romain Odin Lepoutre, French Bachelor in Architecture student.