Science me a story – short stories telling contest now open

by | Mar 23, 2020

The Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK/CERU) would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd edition of our contest Science me a story, an initiative sponsored by Lilly Foundation in collaboration with The University of Liverpool.

The aim of the contest is to promote science using stories as a tool to communicate and engage primary school children. The success obtained in term of participants and media in Spain and United Kingdom with the first and second editions encouraged us to organise it again.

We are very excited about this third edition and want you to participate creating magnificent scientific stories to inspire the curiosity about science in a new generation of young readers.

Moreover, you could win one of the three money prizes worth £150, £100 and £50. If this wouldn’t be enough the awarded stories will be published in a science communication magazine and/or other written media. You will be able to participate in the closing award ceremony that will be held in United Kingdom next Autumn.

What are you waiting for? The contest is open to everyone over 18 years old who wants to write a short scientific story for children (aged 6 to 12 years old). There are two categories, Spanish and English. Send us your manuscript by email to before the 20 April 2020 to be evaluated by a jury.

Find the competition rules here: