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Daniel Olivera and Martín Sánchez Zaragüeta, from high school Nuestra Señora del Huerto, winners of the competition "Historia play. History in 7 minutes" competition

The competition, organized by the University, is the continuation of the Navarre History Olympiad.

FotoManuelCastells/The schoolchildren who attended the submission awards ceremony held on 1 January at the University of Navarra.

05 | 04 | 2022

The University of Navarra has awarded the prizes in the competition "History play. History in 7 minutes", organised by the School of Philosophy and Letters of the academic centre. In its second edition, in which118 schoolchildren from 10 schools in Navarre took part, the students had to tackle the causes of the decline of the great empires throughout history in 7-minute documentaries.

Daniel Olivera, student from high school Nuestra Señora del Huerto, has won first place in the 1st and 2nd year category, with a high school diplomacategory, with a work on the Byzantine Empire. modalityEinar Mangado, from high school Calasanz Escolapios (second award); and Ainhoa Redrado, from the same school educational (third award) were also awarded in this category.

In the 3rd and 4th year ESO category, Martín Sánchez Zaragüeta, from high school Nuestra Señora del Huerto, won the first prize award for his documentary "Memento Mori. Why empires fall". The second prize went to Eyra Palacios, from high school Miravalles; and the third award was awarded to group formed by Sofía Campo, Leyre Echeveste and Guillermina Esquíroz, from high school Miravalles. Clara Asensio, from high school Calasanz Escolapios, received a runner-up prize.

The 51 works submitted dealt with the history of a wide range of imperial entities, paying special attention to the causes that precipitated their decline and disappearance, from the Akkadian, British, Spanish and Carolingian empires to the Aztec, Inca and Ottoman empires, among others. "The winning entries stand out for their quality and locution, as well as for the resources used. In addition, they analyse the main topic of competition: the causes of the fall of empires, those "feet of clay" to which the statement alludes, and draw interesting conclusions. On the other hand, the organisers are very pleased with the large increase in the number of participants and works presented, double that of the first edition, which shows an interest in history and new narratives", say the organisers of the event, committee .

goal This competition, which is the continuation of the History Olympiad of Navarre, aims to put students and teachers from contact teaching Secondary Education in Navarre with historians from the University of Navarre. This format also aims to show the growing importance of the digital world for narrating history.