“Santiago en 100 Palabras” (Santiago in 100 Words) is a short story competition, held since 2001 by Plagio, Minera Escondida, and Metro de Santiago. This contest invites all citizens to write urban tales, with the main requirement of not exceeding 100 words in length.
The 12 stories of the finalists of each installment, chosen by a jury of prominent national writers, are made available for free in various formats and publicly displayed throughout the Metro de Santiago network.
During its first thirteen editions it has succeeded in receiving more than 500,000 original stories, becoming a phenomenon of mass participation. Thus, “Santiago en 100 Palabras” has positioned itself as the most popular literary project in the country and one of the most valuable urban interventions by the inhabitants of Santiago.