Science-me a Story

Science-me a Story is a writing competition that was born in 2017 with the aim of promoting scientific outreach in a fun and engaging way appropriate for primary school children. The ultimate goal of the contest is to promote the scientific spirit and inspire the next generation that will later build our future. We hope to achieve this through the communication of scientific achievements, findings, methods, and anecdotes in the form of short stories. This initiative is sponsored by Fundación Lilly and has the support of Principia and the University of Liverpool.

2nd edition of Science-me a Story (2019)

After the great welcome and participation results of the 1st edition of Science-me a Story, we were very motivated to launch the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition opened on the 11th March 2019 and since that day until the 16th May 2019, we received 99 stories participating in the category of Spanish stories and 53 stories participating in the category of English stories. Our amazing judges did then a very good work evaluating them, assessing not just the science, but also the language, style, age-adequacy and values. Finally, we ended up giving 4 prices for each category. The level was very high!

These were the winner stories in the Spanish category:

1stLos descubrimientos de Melí” de Sonia Patricia Castellanos Jiménez.

2ndEl secreto de las chaquetas plateadas” de Magdalena I. Domper.

3rdCiencia de princesas” de Leticia Labat de Hoz.

3rdCopep-mar y el globo verde” de Laura Ibáñez-Tejero.

And these were the winner stories in the English category:

1st “The Nodes of Ranvier” by Alice Hutchins.

2nd “The good inside us all” by Nicholas Edward Ilott.

2nd “As tough as the dinosaurs” by Nicky Purser.

3rd “Nanuq” by Nicole Pearson.

All of them will be available for you to read very soon. Keep an eye on our Social Media profiles and follow #srukstories to be the first one to read them!

We have just celebrated the Awards Ceremony that took place on Saturday 9th November 2019 at the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester (M3 4UFN). During the ceremony, we had the pleasure to meet the winners and for the very first time to listen to scientific storytelling. We hosted Claire Culliford who adapted “The good inside us all” by Nicholas Edward Ilott to storytelling. Pictures will be coming up soon.

An overview of Science-me a Story 2019 can be found here.


1st edition of Science-me a Story (2018)

The very 1st edition of Science-me a Story launched on the 10th March 2018 and from then until the 20th May 2018, we received 31 stories participating in the category of Spanish stories and 21 stories participating in the category of English stories. We had the priviledge of having a very proffessional and experienced panel of judges that selected the following winner stories.

In the Spanish category:

1stMaría y el códice perdido” de Ester Martí Sentañes.

2ndUna hermana para la célula Celia” de Ana Isabel Rodríguez Rodríguez.

3rdHola, Señora E. Coli” de Isabel Murillo Cabeza.

3rdSe caen las estrellas” de Consuelo Cid Tortuero.

In the English category:

1stNormal Jenny” by Anthony Lewis.

2ndThe Banyan Tree” by Eleanor Palmer.

3rdA reef to call home” by Asiem Sanyal.

The winner Spanish stories were published in the online science communication magazine Principia Kids and the English stories were published in the website of the Literature and Science Hub of the University of Liverpool. We celebrated the closing ceremony on the 6th October 2018 at the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, and featured a writing and reading workshop by Dra. Mariana Casale.

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