Jaime de la Torre gana la 4ª edición de Illustraciencia
La cuarta edición de Illustraciencia, premio internacional de la ilustración científica organizado por la Asociación Catalana de Comunicación Científica (ACCC) y patrocinada por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) y el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) , cerró con un total de 550 propuestas. Entre éstas, el jurado profesional ha seleccionado 40 para la exposición itinerante que acogerán varias ciudades españolas y que estarán disponibles en el catálogo virtual. Las obras seleccionadas se pueden consultar en la galería Google Open Gallery del proyecto.
Illustrators over 30 countries have been presented in this edition, with great presence of Spanish, Colombian, Mexican, Brazilian, European and Russian illustrators. "The level of the participants of this edition has been very high. Most of the illustrations presented may appear in magazines for its scientific rigor and quality in the drawing," says Miquel Baidal, coordinator of the initiative.
The Spanish illustrator Jaime de la Torre Naharro was the winner of the jury award of the new edition of Illustraciencia, prize valued at 600 euros, with the work Cordyceps unilateral that shows "an artistic representation of the creation of life from death. Cordyceps unilateral is able to modify the behavior of insects it infects, making them climb to the top of a plant which are anchored to the nerve of a leaf before dying, thereby ensuring maximum distribution of the spores from the fruiting body that sprouts the body of the insect,"said the author of this work, which was created manually with colored pens in inverse or negative colors.
The professional jury also awarded special mentions to the following illustrators: Sanja Zamuda (Slovenia) for the illustration "Plankton: small organisms of big importance", Alexey Cherepanov (Ukraine) for the illustration "Madagascan radiated tortoise and butterflies", Marija Nabernik (Slovenia) for the illustration "Mineral" and Blanca Martí de Ahumada (Spain) for the illustration "Manipulation in chimpanzees" and Macarena Regueiro (Argentina) for the illustration “Besugo” (Bream).
Luis Salcedo with his "Sciurus vulgaris" has been awarded an internship course in the Cabinet of Natural History in Madrid (1 week; academic courses 2015-2016), coordinated by Luis Miguel Dominguez and supervised by Mauricio Anton.
Roc Olivé Pous with his "Aptenodytes patagonicus" has been awarded with an enrollment in a training unit to choose (between 10 per school year Training Course in Science / CFIC Illustration (Aveiro, Portugal) during the academic year 2016 2017. general courses are treated two to three intensive weeks.
Sanja Zamuda, with her work "Plankton: small organisms of big importance", and Gustavo Surlo, with his work "Couroupita guianensis" have won the award of stay internship at the Laboratory of Scientific Illustration dbio/University of Aveiro, of respectively maximum 2 weeks and one week in the 2016-17 school year. Courses coordinated by Fernando Correa.
Denitsa Penev, with the work "Predators and prey in Pantanal", is the winner of an enrollment in a training unit to choose among 10 per school year, Transmitting Science in Barcelona in the 2016-2017 school year.
Laura Alvarez Macías, with her work "Plant Anatomy" is the winner of an enrollment in the course of Digital illustration, during the month of July 2016 in the Escola Joso (Barcelona).
The exhibition of the fourth edition of Illustraciencia
The exhibition of the 4th edition of Illustraciencia will be open in November at the Biblioteca Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. It will also host in different parts of the country. The organization makes available to entities that request one copy of the exhibition.