The competition is aimed at students aged 6 to 10 years old who live in rural towns or towns of agricultural interest with fewer than 25,000 inhabitants
- A resident of the municipality of Magallón, he will receive a 6,000 Euro study grant and a trophy as a prize.
- Daniel Sevilla, from Huesa (Jaén), and Andrea Sánchez, from Madrigalejo (Cáceres), also won prizes in the competition.
Lucas Forcos, a 4th year primary school student at Colegio Rural Agrupado La Huecha in the municipality of Magallón in Zaragoza, has won the 25th edition of the Children's Rural Painting Competition organised by Grupo Fertiberia. Lucas Forcos, who participated with a work in various shades of green depicting a field with a tractor, will receive a 6,000 Euro study grant as a prize.
The competition also awarded second prize for the work submitted by Daniel Sevilla, a 3rd year primary school student at CEIP Alférez Segura de Huesa (Jaén), and third prize to Andrea Sánchez, a 4th year primary school student at CEIP Fernando el Católico de Madrigalejo (Cáceres). Both will receive student grants for 2,000 and 1,000 Euros, respectively. The schools of the three winning schoolchildren will receive a complete multimedia kit valued at €1,000, as well as a check for €1,000 for the parents' association (AMPA).
This edition received more than 8,700 works from schoolchildren from almost 400 educational centres. The number of participants is growing every year and represents support for this Grupo Fertiberia initiative to highlight the importance of the rural setting, encouraging the youngest citizens to feel committed to their natural environment and agriculture.
About the Children's Rural Painting Competition
Grupo Fertiberia's Children's Rural Painting Competition is aimed at students between the 1st and 4th years of primary education who are studying in schools located in rural towns or towns of agricultural interest with fewer than 25,000 inhabitants. The pieces of work, which can use any technique and style, should be inspired by the world of agriculture and linked to nature, plants, their growth and how they generate food.
Since 1996, more than 552,000 students from schools all over Spain have taken part in the competition. Apart from being educational in nature, the competition also contributes to the economic improvement of the lives of children in their rural environment.