Illustraciència 2021 – International Award on Scientific Illustration


Published: Monday, January 18, 2021

Submissions open:
February 15, 2021

Submissions close:
March 15, 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18.

Illustraciència is an illustration contest organised by the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid and the Catalan Association of Science Communication in Barcelona.

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. For each edition, an itinerant collective exhibition and a catalog with the 40 selected works are made.

Each participant may submit only one illustration. 

The work must have been created between January 2020 and March 15, 2021.

The subject of the illustrations must be related to science or nature and the technique is free.

There are two categories: Scientific illustration and Naturalist illustration.

2020 winners

© Paulo Presti (Brasil)

© Elvis Antonio Salazar Jorquera (Chile) 

© Camilo Enrique Maldonado Marin (Chile)

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.


• Scientific illustration
The winner will receive 600 €.

• Naturalist illustration
The winner will receive 600 €.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website