International Award on Scientific Illustration

Deadline: 30 October 2019
Open to:  individuals or team over 18, regardless of their country of residence
Award: winning illustration will receive an award of 600 EUR


The National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) and The Catalan Association of Science Communication (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 Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Participation in this competition implies the automatic acceptance of the following rules. By participating, the author authorizes, not exclusively, the organization to use, reproduce or publicly broadcast their works and his/her name in all activities and publications related to the Award or those in which it is mentioned, without the participant receiving any compensation for their concept. The organization is committed not to commercialize or sell the works independently. The participants assure and warrant to the organization that they are the soleowners of the copyright in the work submitted to the contest and that they are fully responsible for third party rights in their submitted works and any claims of third parties to image rights.

Each participant is only able to submit a single work. In the case of entering as a team, all members should indicate their names. The work must have been created between January 2018 and October 30th, 2019. The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free. The participant must fill in the registration form on the website

Optionally, the participants can send a text explaining the process of their illustration creation using photographs or videos to in order to be published in the Work in Progress blog section.


All work teams or individuals over 18 years of age may participate in this award regardless of their country of residence. The winner of the previous edition, the organizing committee and the members of the jury are excluded from this call.


The 7th edition of Illustraciencia will award one illustration from each category. The author of the winning illustration of the 6th edition of Illustraciencia will receive 600 EUR, while the author of the work selected by the audience will receive a diploma. The given Award will be subject to the tax provisions that are applicable.

How to apply?

Submit a registration form here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.