The Espantaxim Prize will award 246 children and adolescents in December

The sixth version of the Espantaxim Prize will reward 246 children and youngsters aged 7 to 13 who’ve written texts based mostly on the theme “The Four Seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter”. Each season of the 12 months has its personal charms and traits and these pure phenomena have an effect on human emotions”.

Out of the whole entries acquired, awards got in the classes of Essay (128), Poetry (29) and Poetry (89). Among these 246 winners, the judging fee composed of journalists, psychologists and professors chosen 41 winners among the many greatest submitted works.

The award ceremony will happen on December 4, at 3 p.m., on the Teatro Gazeta in São Paulo.

Created in 2010, held each two years, the Espantaxim Prize encourages children to learn and write, contributing to the formation of latest readers and writers.

Small winners

Siblings Sofia and 7-year-old Heiter Costa Leit, received in the poetry and writing classes, respectively. Campina Grande (PB) college students say mother and father are at all times nice supporters of homeschooling.

“My mother and father at all times learn to us earlier than mattress. There have been so many tales that it stimulated my creativeness to create plenty of enjoyable and nice tales. For the Scarecrow Prize, I wrote a poem about spring, as a result of it is my favourite season. I really like flowers and how all the pieces is extra colourful”, mentioned Sofia.

“I began studying and writing with my mother and father, who at all times learn to me and my sister. I wrote about my favourite season, winter. It does not get very chilly right here in the Northeast, however when it does, it is so fairly chilly that it will probably final year-round,” Hayter mentioned.

Sisters Manuela and Milene Lucena Mello Nogueira Jordao, 8, additionally college students in the capital Paraíba, received a prize in the poetry class. “I began having fun with faculty and writing. I wrote a poem about summer season, which is my favourite season, as a result of when the vacations come, the warmth. This is the time of the 12 months when I’ve probably the most enjoyable”, mentioned Manuela.

Milne had already written his poem about spring. “I like spring as a result of nature is brighter and it makes me happier. I began to take pleasure in studying and writing extra in school and was very shocked to be awarded the Espantaxim prize”.

Renato Boschi Covo, a 10-year-old pupil from Indaituba (SP), awarded in the poetry class, was comfortable to listen to the information amongst his schoolmates. “I used to be in the automobile with my mom when she noticed on the web site that I used to be among the many winners. I used to be very comfortable, as a result of I devoted myself lots to writing the poem. I assumed it was good, however I did not count on to be among the many winners. It was an enormous shock! The subsequent day, my faculty coordinator got here into the classroom to ship the information and my classmates applauded me. It was very nice,” mentioned Renato.

Raisa Alves da Costa Lima, a 12-year-old pupil from João Pessoa, mentioned she was wanting ahead to the award day. “My mom at all times learn poetry to me and inspired me to put in writing and learn my very own poetry. During the pandemic, he impressed me to search for a contest that I may submit my textual content to. That’s how I found the Espantaxim Awards, which I first participated in. I used to be very shocked after I discovered that I used to be among the many winners and now I’m wanting ahead to the award ceremony.”


In earlier editions, the award ceremony was held in the auditorium of the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), however because the house was small, for 344 individuals, the course determined to go to the bigger Teatro Gazzetta with 716 seats.

“We restricted the variety of company lots. The children have been unhappy, as a result of they might not invite their grandmother, their godmother. It does not match in Maspe”, defined Dulce Orimo, creator, writer and composer of the National Children’s Literature Competition. “After that the choice was to discover a larger venue. Let’s let the children invite extra individuals.”

The 246 children and adolescents awarded will every obtain three copies of the VI Anthology, a particular illustrated guide in which the unique texts are revealed, after assessment of handwritten and typed variations by youthful authors. They will additionally obtain an unique Scarecrow character doll, the prize mascot.

The 41 winners of the literary competitors additionally acquired the Espantaxim trophy, which was created in 2010 and which, this 12 months, bears the emblem of the 4 seasons, in addition to the whole assortment of books and CDs from Projeto Espantaxim, conceived by Dulce Aurimore and which is celebrating 20 years of existence.

A whole record of awardees’ names, faculties, cities and states may be consulted right here website of the award

Sixth Edition

The sixth version of the Espantachin Prize acquired 3,300 works from children and youngsters aged 7 to 13, college students from 76 public and non-public faculties, representing 42 cities and 15 Brazilian states.

“If we would like individuals who love and worth studying and writing, we have to encourage them from early childhood, from childhood, in joint work with faculties. This is what we need to do with the Espantaxim Award”, mentioned Dulce.

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