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18 December 2023

A-Level Spanish & Portuguese Writing Competition 2023

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at King’s announces this year’s Spanish & Portuguese writing competition for students in Year 12 or 13 (S5 or S6 in Scotland).

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The competition invites students to submit an original piece of writing in Spanish or Portuguese on the following topic:

Parallel Universes

Explore the concept of parallel universes and write a story that takes place in an alternate city located in Portugal, Spain or any Latin American country.

How to enter

Entries should be 400-450 words in length and written in Spanish or Portuguese. The topic may be addressed from any angle; your submission may take the form of a creative piece of writing, or you may choose another creative form. Entries will be judged on the basis of both content and language.

Entries should be submitted by e-mail, together with the entry form, to Raquel Fernández-Sánchez at for Spanish and Alexandra Lourenço Dias for Portuguese by 20th February 2024.


The author of the winning entry will receive a book token and will have their submission published in Sobremesa, the Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan language magazine produced by students at King's College London, which has a wide circulation among university students and language learners across the UK.

Past issues of Sobramesa can be read online at