Call and rules for the 8th Edition of the Siboney Painting and Narrative Prize

30 days at home… Do you have a story to tell?

The Canis Majoris Foundation announces the 8th Edition of the Siboney Narrative and Painting Prize in collaboration with the General Directorate for Family and Children of the Community of Madrid and with the participation of the plastic artist Paloma Johansson and the Association “Amigos del Dragon Lector” (Friends of the Reading Dragon).

The contest aims to promote interest in reading and painting among schoolchildren aged from 6 and 17.

In these special circumstances it is necessary to talk about the experience we are having these days. Under the heading “30 days at home, do you have a story to tell?”, From the Canis Majoris Foundation, we want our future writers to tell us in first person about their routines, their activities, the difficulties they have had to successfully face in this situation which has kept them at home unable , who they have kept close to them in order to make it more bearable and for example, what has been their favorite game.

For the celebration of the contest, the following categories have been established:

  • First category: Drawing

  • Second category: Narrative

The theme to be developed will be “30 days at home… Do you have a story to tell?”

The stories must be original and unpublished, written in Spanish and with a maximum length of two pages and a minimum of one.

The stories and accounts should be presented with the participant’s first and last name, indicating their age and residence.


Entries must be presented from  April 6 to April 11 2020. The organization’s team will collect the entries presented from each of the centers through a courier company so that they can be  evaluated and subsequently judged by a panel.


The Canis Majoris Foundation will present the following awards:

1st Category: Narrative

  • Award for the best presentation

  • Award for the best literary style

  • Award for the most imaginative story

2nd Category: Drawing

  • Award for the most original

  • drawing Award for the most creative

  • drawing Award for drawing with the best technique

In order to be eligible for the Awards there is an essential requirement that each participant submit a story and a drawing.

The Management Commission will appoint a panel that will decide the winners of each Category, presenting them with the prize that will consist of a story and drawing material. The jury’s decision is irrevocable, and does not entitle any claim by the applicants.

The drawings and stories of the participants will be compiled in the 4th edition of the “Siboney Story Booklet”, which the Canis Majoris Foundation lays out and edits for publication and distribution in selected libraries.

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