INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DRAWING COMPETITION · 2018 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students


Monday, 19 March 2018


The Competition is an initiative organized by the Municipality of Vila Real and by the Zona Livre – Associação Cultural.

The Biodiversity Drawing Contest has as main objective to promote the subject of biological natural heritage, like the natural regions, the ecosystems, the habitats and the species of wild fauna and flora, through the selection and classification of works, drawings and illustrations related to this subject, according to the criteria defined in regulation. It also seeks to promote illustration and design of nature and to encourage the growth of Participants who portray the natural heritage of the wild, as well as launching the debate and reflection of society on the need to knowing, promoting and conserving biodiversity.

The selection and classification of the illustrations presented by the Participants will result
in a catalogue that will be exhibited in an Exhibition of Scientific Design and Nature Design of
Biodiversity, an event that will be integrated in the International Festival of Nature Image

Who can Participate?
Participation is open to all

Selection Criteria
The Jury will appreciate the illustrations / drawings in the competition within the theme, according to criteria of aesthetic and technical quality and meeting the following criteria:
a) scientific design: scientific rigor, technical mastery and aesthetic quality, as well as the framework in the subject of the contest.
b) design of nature: expressive domain, aesthetic quality and framing in the subject of the contest.

Categories and Theme
The subject of the contest is the Biodiversity, portrayed through illustrations of fauna, flora and wild habitats.
2 – The categories foreseen in this contest are:
a) Illustration/Scientific design, which applies concepts and techniques of drawing and elements of descriptive and informative character with scientific rigor
b) Illustration/Nature Drawing, which seeks to portray, through drawing techniques, wild fauna land floristic species

 Drawings in digital format can be submitted online with minimum size 300 PPI (pixels per inch) in original piece size in RGB and JPEG format

Last date: June 30 2018

1 – The prizes to be awarded in the category of Scientific Drawing are the following:
a) 1st prize | € 500.00 (five hundred euros)
b) 2nd prize | € 200.00 (two hundred euros)
c) 3rd prize | € 100.00 (one hundred euros)
2 – The prizes to be awarded in the category of Nature Design are as follows:
a) 1st prize | € 250.00 (two hundred and fifty euros)
b) 2nd prize | € 100.00 (one hundred euros)

c) 3rd prize | € 50.00 (fifty euros)

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