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.
- The winner, Alma Martínez, a student at the Santiago Apóstol school in Hoya del Campo, will receive a grant for 6,000 Euros.
- Other winners in the competition were Abril González, from Táliga (Badajoz), and Pedro Ruiz, from Mendavia (Navarre).
Alma Martínez, a 4th year primary school student at CEIP Santiago Apóstol in Hoya del Campo in Abarán (Murcia), has won the 26th edition of the Children's Rural Painting Competition organised by Grupo Fertiberia. As the winner, she will receive a grant for 6,000 Euros for her winning work, which depicts two girls participating in the work of harvesting the fruits of an orchard next to a field of crops.
The competition also awarded second prize to Abril González, a 3rd year primary school student at CEIP Nuestra Señora de los Santos in Táliga (Badajoz), and third prize to Pedro Ruiz, a 3rd year primary school student at CEIP San Francisco Javier in Mendavia (Navarre). 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 Euros, as well as a contribution of 1,000 Euros for the parents' association (AMPA).
This edition received more than 8,000 works from schoolchildren from more than 1,500 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.
More than half a million participants
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 560,000 students from schools all over Spain have taken part in the competition.