3rd edition of Science-me a Story (2020)

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!

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.

These were the winner stories in the Spanish category:

1stDoctora, ¿qué le pasa a mi elefanta?” de Marta Renato Sánchez.

2ndEl nuevo mundo de Sofía” de Jesús Victorino Santos.

3rdLos caballeros de la mesa viruela” de Paula Mariel Liveratore.


And these were the winner stories in the English category:

1stWar” by Alexandra Gurzau.

2nd “A pop and a pong” by Hayley Down.

3rd “I wonder…” by Olivia Brinkley-Green.


All these stories and also the finalist ones will be progressively published in the websites of Principia Kids and The Literature and Science Hub of the University of Liverpool. We will be adding the links so you can read and enjoy them.


The finalist stories were:

Última investigación” by Sara Márquez Saldaña.

El pequeño Semmelweis y el misterio de las dos salas” by Paola Martínez Pestana.

Ahora que somos mariposas” by Elizabeth Hernández Apráez.

El test de Noa” by Íñigo Bretos Ullívarri.

La cuna de los héroes” by Marcos Llemes.

Las sombras me lo dirán” by Diego Castejón Molina.

El porqué de las abejas” by Lidia Delgado Calvo-Flores.

The mystery of the hairy vases” by Capucine Korenberg.

The little virus who got lost” by Isabel Murillo Cabeza.

The Drone” by Terence Morley.

No time Machine needed” by Nic Cullinan.

Suzie McBash and the Handwashing dash” by Ateret Haselkorn.

Stella the Sea anemone” by Helen Robertson.

Atta the leafcutter and the discovery of antibiotics” by Lorena Fernández Martínez.

A different kind of corona” by Lily Holbrook.