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Illustraciència 2024 International Illustration Award

    Illustraciència 2024 International Illustration Award | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  March 31, 2024 - expired! March 3, 2024
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    The Illustraciència International Award on Scientific Illustration, now in its 2024 edition, stands as a beacon of creativity at the intersection of art and science. Organized by the prestigious National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid and the Catalan Association of Science Communication in Barcelona, this unique competition celebrates the art of visualizing science and nature. It aims to foster the development and recognition of scientific illustration as a crucial tool for education and communication, enhancing the public’s understanding of scientific concepts through visual means. As a platform, Illustraciència encourages illustrators from around the globe to share their visions of the natural world, highlighting the intrinsic beauty and complexity of science in a way that is both informative and captivating.

    The award recognizes the pivotal role that illustration plays in scientific dissemination, offering a creative outlet for artists to contribute to the expansion of scientific knowledge. With categories encompassing scientific, naturalist, and neuroscientific illustrations, participants are invited to submit works that not only showcase their artistic skills but also their ability to communicate complex scientific ideas effectively. The competition underscores the importance of accuracy, creativity, and clarity in the representation of scientific phenomena, aiming to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the general public. By celebrating these visual narratives, Illustraciència highlights the symbiotic relationship between science and art, where each illustration serves as a catalyst for curiosity and learning.

    In an effort to reach a global audience and attract a diverse array of talent, the Illustraciència International Illustration Award has made participation accessible to all by eliminating entry fees. This inclusivity underscores the competition’s commitment to diversity and the democratization of scientific knowledge through art. The winners, selected for their ability to synthesize and visually represent scientific information with rigor and creativity, receive a monetary prize, further incentivizing participation from across the world. As the competition continues to grow, it not only celebrates the achievements of individual illustrators but also elevates the field of scientific illustration, positioning it as an essential and influential facet of scientific communication and education.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to individuals and teams of adults aged 18 years or older, regardless of their country of residence.


    Each category winner will receive a prize of 1,000 Euro.

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