The ceremony to announce the winners of a new education park was almost like a reality show, with hopefuls waiting anxiously for the moment when the towns with the best proposals would be revealed. Initially only 40 were going to be selected, from among 108 proposals, but judges felt it was necessary to take an additional five into consideration.
The Mayor of Alejandría was the happiest, the loudest fans were from Santa Rosa de Osos, the people from Peque celebrated the most, but none were more anxious than the Governor of Antioquia, Sergio Fajardo. Other winners include San Luis, Titiribí, Puerto Triunfo, El Retiro, Girardota, La Pintada, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Tarso, Sabanalarga, and Marinilla. Fajardo said he hopes to gather up the funds to build 80 education parks and begin construction by mid-2013.