International Award for Scientific Illustration - Art Contest 20 June 2018


Art Contest : Illustraciencia 2018 is currently in it's sixth edition is currently accepting illustration entries till June 20th. The illustrations should be purely based on science and nature. So, this contest is apt for scientific illustrators who have a passion in their work. Illustraciencia, International Award on Scientific Illustration is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. The contest is being organized by 'The National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC)' and 'The Catalan Association of Science Communication'. Illustrators can submit their images in two categories:

  • Science
  • Nature

Participants are free to use any kind of technique. Max number of illustrations a participant can submit is limited to one. The entry is free. The illustration contest is open to participants worldwide aged 18 . The illustrations should have been completed between Jan 2017 - June 20th 2018. Only online submissions are accepted. The illustrations should measure A3 (420 x 297mm) 72 DPI in RGB and it should not include watermarks or texts (except signatures, numbers or figure letters and symbols).


One grand prize winner and five special mentions and most outstanding works will be honored. The authors of the winning illustrations of the 6th edition of Illustraciencia will receive $708(600 euros)and the people's choice award winner will receive a diploma.

Submit your illustrations here:

Seal scientific illustration by alex vilar grabolosaseal scientific illustration by alex vilar grabolosa Bird scientific illustration by illustracienciabird scientific illustration by illustraciencia Scientific illustration by catalina salinas gonzalezscientific illustration by catalina salinas gonzalez Scientific illustration by juanchi perezscientific illustration by juanchi perez Octopus vulgaris scientific illustration by michael grubisoctopus vulgaris scientific illustration by michael grubis Wolf scientific illustration by patricia garcia cruzwolf scientific illustration by patricia garcia cruz Horses scientific illustration by rosemary staceyhorses scientific illustration by rosemary stacey Squid scientific illustration by vega asensiosquid scientific illustration by vega asensio

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