Feb 26, 2019


  • Crimson Education
  • Spain
University Selection Competition Performing Arts


Run by CSIC, Spain's national authority on scientific research, and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Fotciencia is an annual contest for the best science- or tech-related photography.

Restricted 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 works selected for the itinerant exhibition.

Works are divided into two categories -- Microscopic and General -- and may bear on any theme such as cellular biology, food and nutrition, materials design, medicine or environment, ecology and agriculture.

The sole requirement is that presented works bear some relation to science, which must be defended in an accompanying 500-to-1000-word introductory essay written by the photographer.

For more information visit here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Any one can join, provided they are of age

Participation Cost


Participation is free; access to equipment is assumed. 

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Likely to require significant ability at photography and potentially editing.

Time Commitment


Likely to require some commitment.

Application Deadline

Applications are currently closed. Dates for the 18th edition are TBA

Application Process Includes

Simple registration and work submission