Illustraciencia is an international competition for scientific and natural illustration. Open only to adult participants, this can be an interesting opportunity to a high schooler who has already turned 18.
It could be, however, that the competition's organisers are persuaded to exceptionally accept a submission from an underage illustrator among the 40 works they will select to form a travelling exhibition.
Illustraciencia is backed by major institutions including a governmental ministry, the national foundation for the sciences and technology (FECYT) and the National Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information visit http://illustraciencia.info/en/
Any one can join
No participation fees, although some expense on materials is to be expected.
A selected work will likely have a lifelong dedication to illustration behind it.
The creation of the competing work itself is unlikely to become a major time commitment, although serious dedication to illustration is assumed.
Simple registration + submission of work