Winners of the XXX University Short Story and Poetry National Competition

Juan Andrés Romero Prada, from the Universidad del Tolima and Yenny Carolina Corredor, from the University EAFIT, were unanimously selected by the jury as the winners of the Externado de Colombia University Short Story and Poetry Completion, respectively.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the judges of the XXX University Short Story and Poetry National Competition – 2017, met at the Externado de Colombia University to announce this year’s winners.

For the Story competition, the Cultural Decanatura, event organizer, received 200 entries, corresponding to 50 participants from different universities in the country. The winner received a cash prize of two million pesos.

Luz Mary Giraldo, Ramón Cote, and Omar Ortiz, Story Competition judges, unanimously awarded the first prize to JUAN ANDRÉS ROMERO PRADA, pseudonym El inculto, Education Sciences student at the Universidad del Tolima, for his collection of stories Primavera Árabe.  Second place was awarded to DANIEL ALEJANDRO COLLAZOS, pseudonym Stephen Dedalus, Humanities student at the Universidad del Valle, for his stories collection Sentidos.  Also, the jury awarded an Honorable Mention to JESSICA ANDREA GÁMEZ, pseudonym Satoru Nakata, Law student at the Universidad Católica de Colombia, for her story collection,  Entropía.

For their part, the Poetry Completion judges, Henry Gómez, Nelson Romero, and Mauricio Guzmán, selected the winners among 52 poems, as follows:  First prize to the work Ciega Luz, submitted under the pseudonym Inanna, belonging to YENNY CAROLINA CORREDOR, Humanities student at the University EAFIT. Second prize to the book El Don de estar solo, under the pseudonym Messier 31, belonging to CRISTIAN CAMILO HIDALGO, a student of Exact and Natural Sciences at the Universidad de Antioquia.  Additionally, an Honorable Mention was awarded to LAURENT MICHELL ARZUZA TORRES, Human Sciences student at the University of Cartagena, for the work submitted under the pseudonym Francine, El nombre de las cosas que olvidé. The first place winner received a cash prize of two million pesos and the second place winner received one million pesos.

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