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 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.
The MNCN- CSIC and the ACCC are exempt from any obligation or compensation to the Award participants if the award would had been cancelled or suspended due to force major or law. In this case, the organization would conveniently inform the participants. In the broadest interpretation of law, the participants exonerate the ACCC of any liability, penalty, claim, demand or civil commercial, criminal or administrative cause, including compensation of any nature, expenses and costs for any complaint it may receive as a result of a breach by the participants of any of their obligations which arise from these terms (expressly including attorney and court fees).
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
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.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Each participant is only able to submit a single work. The web form will be activated on April 23rd . In the case of entering as a team, all members should indicate their names. The work must have been created between January 2017 and June 20th, 2018. 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 www.Illustraciencia.info/participa.
The 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). The participation form should include text in Spanish, Catalan or English of (100-150 words) that explains, in addition to the species or element, some curiosity or characteristic shown in the illustration.
Optionally, the participants can send a text explaining the process of their illustration creation using photographs or videos to email@example.com in order to be published in the Work in Progress blog section.
On July 16th, the 40 selected will be published. The notification will be made by email. The 40 selected have to send the illustration adapted to be printed size A3 (420 x 297mm) 300 DPI in CMYK.
When formalizing the participation, contestants will have the option of publishing the work as Wikimedia Commons file for use in Wikipedia and other free cultural projects like WikiArS (Wikipedia Arts in School) by a free Creative Commons License (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License).
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From among all received proposals, the jury will select a maximum of 40 illustrations to be ingapart t of Illustraciencia´s fifth edition exhibition taking into account their scientific accuracy, innovation and information capacity. Among these ones, the jury will select (unanimously or by a majority of votes) the winning proposal, and up to five special mentions to the most outstanding works. The Audience Award will be made through popular vote on Facebook.
The 6th 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 euros, 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.
The jury will be formed by representatives of the MNCN-CSIC and the ACCC, and professional experts belonging to the Illustraciencia advisory committee. The jury’s decision is final and will be announced on July 24th, 2018. From that date, the selected illustrators will receive the diploma via email.
Received proposals: April 23rd – June 20th, 2018 (23:59h Spain time)
Selected announcement: July 16th, 2018
Public Vote: July 16th – 23th 2018
Jury’s decision: July 24th, 2018
The organization is allowed to exclude the participants that do not meet the requirements of these rules. Plagiarized works will be disqualified and archived on the web section of disqualified proposals.