The 17th edition of the CES University Short Story Contest awarded first and second place among the 28 stories that were submitted to the call made by the Department of Humanities.
“In this edition of the contest, the central theme was that of the pandemic. The winners received: first place 800 thousand pesos and second place 400 thousand. The literary quality we found was very good and the participation we had as well”, Commented about the contest, John Wilson Osorio, head of the Department of Humanities at CES University.
John Wilson Osorio explained that the first place was for the storyI give you the number 7,written by the student of the Faculty of Psychology Felipe Marín Botero, while the second place was obtained by the graduate of the Medicine program, Emilio Restrepo Baena, with his storyDog's Teeth.
Felipe Marín Botero, a ninth-semester psychology student, was surprised by the recognition and explained that his story focused on showing a love duel between Santiago and Sofía (protagonists of the story) that occurs during the pandemic, alternating the memories of the protagonist with your stay in an ICU.
“The pandemic gave me to think about many things, and at the time the contest was called, I was going through a personal duel and let's say that with the story I obtained a therapy with myself through the letters”, The student pointed out.
The Head of the Humanities Department indicated that they hope that the winning stories can be published in the collection of stories published by the CES Editorial Seal. In addition, he pointed out that a new edition of the contest will be held in 2021.