Science-me a Story

This website is under construction.

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.

Contact us at Science-me a Story

We are happy to have you join our team! Contact us by sending us an email at [email protected].

Reports & Other Documents

What we are sharing at Science-me a Story

It seems we can't find what you're looking for.

Latest News & Articles

What is happening at Science-me a Story

Public Engagement
Public Engagement
  • Meet Our Team

    Get to know the members of Science-me a Story

Cover by Blanca Millán of the Book Science-me a Story

This year we published a compilation book in English and Spanish of the awarded stories of the first three editions of Science-me a Story. The book is free to download and we presented it at the Instituto Cervantes of Madrid on the 10th of November of 2021.

Previous editions

2018 Edition

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. All of them coming from a total of 9 countries.

2019 Edition

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, all of them coming from 33 countries!

2020 Edition

Year after year Science-me a Story attracts the interest of more and more people, from writers, scientists, scientific communicators and many other science passionates to parents and professionals from the education sector looking to read and use these stories with children. The 3rd edition of this writing competition opened on the 18th February 2020 and since that day until the 20th April 2020, we received 107 stories participating in the category of Spanish stories and 130 stories participating in the category of English stories. These were coming from 42 countries!

2021 Edition

Science-me a Story keeps growing. On the 4th edition of the contest, that opened on the 22nd of February of 2021 and closed on the 18th of April, we received 124 stories in Spanish and 68 in English. For he first time, we specified that poems could be sent and we expanded the judging panel from 4 to 6 members.

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

To know more

Our Collaborators
Get to know the people that work with us

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

Any question?

Click the link to learn the answer to our FAQs