FIB student Berta Fitó receives a mention in the 2020 UPC Science Fiction Prize

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Berta Fitó Casas is a student of the Degree in Informatics Engineering and has won the UPC award for her work “L’epíleg”.

This September the 25th edition of the UPC Science Fiction Prize called by the Board of Trustees of the UPC awarded the first prize to the Navarrese editor and cultural manager Alberto Rodríguez, for his book “Cielos clausurados”. The jury's mention went to the works “Péndulo”, by the Uruguayan Carlos Rehermann, and “Otro dios caprichoso”, by the Argentine Sergio Gaut vel Hartman.

The second-year student of the Degree in Informatics Engineering at the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB), Berta Fitó Casas, has received the UPC mention for members of the university community thanks to her work “L’epíleg”. In 2018, Berta Fitó already won the 2nd Sambori Òmnium Prize in the Baccalaureate and Vocational Training category with the work “Flama”.

This 2020 edition has had a record participation of 136 works and the jury, made up of professors and researchers from the UPC linked to the world of science fiction, has also mentioned other publications, such as "Noctópolis", by David Luna, “Operación Místico”, by Ardella Martín, and “Incube”, by Blanca Pavón.

The UPC Science Fiction Prize is biennial and was launched in 1991 promoted by the Board of Trustees of the UPC, within its program of cultural and artistic revitalisation. Over time, this international award has established itself as one of the leading competitions in Spain in the field of science fiction, with more than 2,200 works submitted.


Information Sources:
UPC Press 
Science Fiction UPC