PRAGUE, 10 APRIL 2019
Charles University, Hall of the Patriots
The XXIV annual Iberoamerican awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The competition was organized by the Embassies of Iberoamerican countries residing in Prague: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Portugal, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Charles University.
Since 1994, hundreds of students from Czech universities have participated, in the successive calls of the Iberoamerican Award, by presenting a work of research directly related to history, culture, economy, politics or society of Iberoamerican countries, written in Spanish or Portuguese, languages, that are studied in the Czech education system. The mastery of both languages contributes to enriching lives of students by offering them the opportunity to communicate with some 750 million people in the five continents, whose native language is Spanish or Portuguese.
Rector of Charles University, Prof. Tomáš Zima, Vice Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Dr. Dana Prudíková, Vice Minister of Culture, Dr. Kateřina Kalistová, Ambassadors of Iberoamerican countries in the Czech Republic, as well as some members of the academic community and students were present as guests of honor.
THE WINNERS OF THE XXIV EDITION OF THE IBEROAMERICAN AWARDS
First Place: Eva Trávníčková, Masaryk University Brno, essay “Cuando el alma se vuelve material o paralelos entre el espacio y la conciencia en la novela existencial ̈Para siempre ̈ de Vergílio de Ferreira“.
Second Place: Anna Nováková, Palacký University Olomouc, essay “Entre Flandes, España y Bohemia. Guillermo Verdugo, agente de Francisco de Dietrichstein”.
Third Place: Martina Snášelová, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, essay “Por una tableta de chocolate”.
Mentions of Honor: Olga Líbalová, Charles University in Prague, essay “El rol de la reforma vareliana en la transformación de la identidad uruguaya”, and Dominika Dibalová, Masaryk University Brno, essay “Los aspectos de la feminidad en la novela
́El Silencio ́, de Teolinda Gersão”.