Science-me a Story

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Science-me a Story is a writing competition that was born in 2018 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, the University of Liverpool and the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester.

Science-me a Story book

At the Instituto Cervantes of Madrid (In November 2021) and at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester (in Abril 2022) together with Lilly Foundation, we presented the book Science-me a Story that compiles the awarded stories from the first three editions of the contest in both English and Spanish.

The book is available for free on this link.

Cubierta de Ciencia-me un Cuento por Blanca Millán. Cover of Science-me a Story by Blanca Millán

Previous editions

How can a girl take care of an elephant? How are clouds formed? Answer these and many more questions by immersing yourself in the awarded and finalist stories of the previous editions. Also, see the stats of the participation for each year.

Our Authors Get to know the winners of the past editions.


Their stories combine research with entertainment and transport the reader to new worlds. Meet the authors and see how they were inspired to write the magnificent stories

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Judging panel

Expert Science communicators, educators and researchers evaluate and award the stories in each edition.


This initiative has been recognised as a Science engagement initiative in the press and international competitions.


Volunteer illustrators have worked with the writers to bring the stories to life with their pictures. Meet the people behind the excellent illustrations

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