Illustration Award 2021

The National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) (hereinafter MNCN-CSIC) and The Catalan Association of Science Communication (hereinafter ACCC), established in José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2 28006, Madrid (Spain) and in the Rambla de Catalunya, 10 1st – 08007 Barcelona, organize this award known as, “Illustraciencia, International Award on Scientific Illustration” sponsored by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)  Ministry of Science and Innovation and Fundation ” la Caixa ”. 
Goal : 
“ Our goal is to promote scientific illustration in all its forms and reward the work of scientific illustrators through the call for the International Award on Scientific Illustration. 
Theme :
The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free.
There are two categories: 
Scientific illustration 
Naturalist illustration
Requirements :
Each participant may submit only one illustration. 
The work must have been created between January 2020 and March 15, 2021.
he measure of the illustration must be A3 (420 x 297mm) 72 DPI in RGB and it should not include watermarks or text (except signatures, numbers or figure letters and symbols)
Timeline : 
Submissions open : February 15, 2021
Submissions close : March 15, 2021
Who may enter ?
All work teams or individuals over 18 years of age may participate in this award regardless of their country of residence. 

There is no entry fee to participate!

The competition is free to enterr.

The 8th edition of Illustraciencia will award one illustration from each category. 
• Scientific illustration
The winner will receive 600 €.
• Naturalist illustration
The winner will receive 600 €.
From among all received proposals, the jury will select a maximum of 40 illustrations to be part of Illustraciencia´s fifth edition exhibition taking into account their scientific accuracy,innovation and information capacity.
For further information visit the official website

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