5,974 stories have been submitted in this edition

A Spanish junior student and a senior school student from Puerto Rico, winners of the Fundación MAPFRE Educatumundo Short Story Competition

Fundación Mapfre has organized the awards of the fifth edition of its international short story contest, an initiative promoted in Spain, Portugal and 18 other countries from Latin America, with the objective of fostering creativity and writing among young people and making them consider how to build a better world through solidarity, main theme of this year´s edition.

The first prize of the junior category has been given to a Spanish student from Fomento Altozano School, in Alicante, for his short story Sonrisas Blancas, who has won a portable computer and a bike or tablet.

In the senior category, this first award has been granted to a Puerto Rican student, from the Congregación Mita School, for her story Por siempre iluminada, who received the same prizes.

The winning schools and tutors of the awarded pupils have also been rewarded with respective prizes in educational material for the schools and portable computers for the teachers.

A total of 5,974 stories have been presented to the competition, in which another 38 pupils have received awards.

The short stories submitted to the contest were written by students between 6 and 18 years old, from more than 2,000 public, concerted and private educational centres from 20 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The winners by country can be checked here.

The contest is part of the “Educatumundo” project, a Fundación MAPFRE initiative that makes clear its commitment to education, where it has provided resources for the educational community so that, both inside and outside of the classrooms, innovative experiences based on the promotion of values that ease learning are created.

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