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The Seventeenth edition of the CES University Short Story Contest will be held, where the main theme will be the pandemic. The objective of this contest is to stimulate and promote writing to the students, teachers and employees of our institution, especially in these moments of confinement that we are living.

The entire university community can participate in the contest, taking into account that the winners of the previous edition will not be able to do so. The text should be sent to Professor Jorge Molina Ochoa ( and the deadline for delivery is Monday, August 10, 2020.

The story with which you must participate cannot be longer than 5 pages, must be original by the author and written in Arial 12. Participants must send a printed copy, plus another copy on magnetic or electronic media signed with a pseudonym In a separate envelope attach the personal data: names and surnames, identity document, faculty or agency, semester, telephone and email.

Photograph of student writing a story

Photography: Organizational Communication Office

The first and second place will be awarded $ 800,000 and $ 400,000 respectively and the award is expected to take place at the 2020 University Conference.

Something very important is that the best stories can be published in the University's media, not only the first two but also a selection of other texts that have a good quality regardless of the position they have occupied ”,said John Wilson Osorio, head of the Department of Humanities at CES University.

The Digital Links Newsletter spoke with Carlos Elías Toro García, assistant to the Fundadores Library and winner of the contest in 2014.

Winning the contest was a pleasant surprise, especially due to the good comments made by the jury about the story from an aesthetic point of view, which motivates me to continue with the writing exercise, and I also consider the purpose of the contest and its organizers very valuable. because it encourages the university community to write, and also offers anonymous authors an opportunity to present their stories ",commented Mr. Toro García.

It should be noted that the CES University will not establish correspondence with the participants and will not return the copies submitted for the contest.

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