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IE University announces the winners of the 2022 Prizes in the Humanities

2022 IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities

Nearly 1,000 entries were submitted in the categories of poetry, short stories and essays, video, photography and photographic series.

IE University has announced the winners of the 2022 Prizes in the Humanities, awarded by the IE Foundation in the categories of poetry, short stories and essays in Spanish and English, video, photography and photographic series. Nearly 1,000 works were submitted for the seventh edition by students, alumni, professors and employees of the institution. Among the members of the jury are leading international cultural figures such as writers Javier Moro, Namita Ghokale and Kit Fan, along with photographers Álvaro Ybarra and Jean-Marc Manson, among others.

“The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities recognize the creative talent that sets the IE community apart, showing us once again the generosity of those who let us enter other lives and visit other landscapes through their eyes, their words, broadening our horizons.”

Victoria Gimeno, the competition’s director

The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities highlight the humanistic vision of all members of our educational community, along with their critical thinking and the ability to see and experience different realities. The IE Foundation, in collaboration with IE University’s Arts and Humanities Division, organizes the annual competition to promote a humanistic vision of the world, which is part of the institution’s identity.

“In these particularly turbulent times, the humanities keep us alive, bring us closer to beauty and are capable of restoring our illusion and hope. The humanities, in the end, make us better people, allow us to understand ourselves and our contradictions. I would like to thank all of you who have participated in this edition of the awards and for “donating” to us your valuable time. And, of course, thanks to the members of the jury who each year help us to evaluate every submission,” says Diego del Alcázar Silvela, founder and President of IE University.

The awards ceremony will be held on September 20 at 6 pm at IE Tower, IE University’s new technological and sustainable campus.

The award-winning authors in this seventh edition are:

Short Story in English

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Bambi’ by Claudia Goetz Arbelaez. Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor in International Relations (2020).

2nd prize. ‘The Year Without Rain’ by Ecab Amor Vazquez. Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor in International Relations (2017).

3rd prize. ‘The Shot’ by Melissa Nuhich. Master in Visual and Digital Media (2021).

Faculty and Staff

1st prize. ‘Papercuts’ by Luis Vivancos. Professor at IE Business School.

2nd prize. ‘Bollywood queens are not dancing today’ by Ana de la Vega. Assistant at IE Foundation.

Poetry in English

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Mumbai to Madrid’ by Radhika Bhatia. Master in Management (2021).

2nd prize. ‘A Prayer of Sorts’ by Narayanan Pranadharthiharan. PhD in Management.

3rd prize. ‘Atypical’ by Laura de Remedios. Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics.

Short Essay in English

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Hegemonic Masculinity in a Global Context: The Key to Totalitarian Power’ by Alessandra Roberto. Master in Digital Marketing (2021).

2nd prize. ‘Can We Know the External World Within Hume’s Epistemological Theory?’ by Juan María Heslop. Bachelor in Data and Business Analytics.

3rd prize. ‘Sport Diplomacy: bringing international relations to a new level’ by Alexandra Eleferenko. Bachelor in International Relations.

Faculty and Staff

1st prize. ‘A Tale of Two Ibrahims and the Syrian Civil War’ by Ibrahim Al-Marashi. Professor at IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

Poetry in Spanish

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Tu cuerpo, mi nación’ by Inés García Vega, Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations.

1st prize. ‘Adiós, Segovia!’ by Juan Pablo González, Bachelor in Behavior and Social Sciences.

2nd prize. ‘Romance del prisionero moderno’ by Juan María García Heslop, Bachelor in Data and Business Analytics.

Faculty and Staff

1st prize. ‘Votos’ by Rafael Fernández Campos. Professor at IE Executive Education.

2nd prize. ‘No sé’ by Sergio Rodríguez Jiménez. Support Staff at IE University.

3rd prize. ‘De vita philosophica’ by Román Gil. Professor at IE Law School.

Short Story in Spanish

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘El perro que lloraba’ by Lizbeth Luna Victoria Vargas. Master in Communication (2013).

2nd prize. ‘La fe de los hechos’ by Lucy Frías de Merck. Executive Master in Commercial and Marketing Management (2010).

3rd prize. ‘La pira’ by Alfonso Gutiérrez González. Executive MBA.

Faculty and Staff

1st prize. ‘Orphaesti’ by Carlos Riquelme Jódar. Editorial Advisor at IE Editorial.

2nd prize. ‘El sonido de la nada ¿Realmente queremos esto?’ by Blanca Calvo Fernández. Assistant at IE Law School Executive Education.

3rd prize. ‘Huanusco’ by Luis Vivanco. Professor at IE University.

Essay in Spanish

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Adriano: un emperador entre la historia y la leyenda’ by José Manuel Cassinello Sola. Senior Management Program (2015).

2nd prize. ‘Contraste entre la retórica de Jesús y la de Aquiles’ by Juan María García Heslop. Bachelor in Data and Business Analytics.

3rd prize. ‘Historia trágico-marítimas’ by Jacobo Rodríguez de Fonseca Martín. Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and Legal Advice to companies 2018.

Photography

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Entre hierbas y rocas’ by Camila Barandearan. Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media.

2nd prize. ‘A walk in the desert’ by Ana Álvarez Requejo. Bachelor in Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws.

3rd prize. Untitled’ by Hein Floris Jurgens. Bachelor in Business Administration.

Special mention. ‘Wedding Horses’ by Akash Ghai. Master in Consumer Experience and Innovation.

Special mention. ‘Raw Beauty’ by Silvia Gosálvez. Bachelor of Law & Bachelor in International Relations.

Photographic Series

Students and Alumni

1st prize. ‘Margarita’ by Sagi Sheinkman. Tech MBA.

2nd prize. ‘Avanzamos’ by Alberto Resino Afonso. Higher Program in Strategic HR Management.

Faculty and Staff

1st prize. ‘Cosmic Blooms’ by Virginia Ortega. Program Coordinator in Master in Management at IE Business School.

Video

1st prize. BE3SIS’ by Arseniy Petrov. Bachelor in Architectural Studies.

2nd prize. ‘The Sun of My Life’ by Ketevani Matiashvili. Master in Corporate and Marketing Communication.