Deadline: 20 April 2020
Open to: primary and secondary school students aged 11-19
Benefits: scholarships of up to USD 500 awarded to the winning entries
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues.
The theme for this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs.” Throughout the world, coral reefs are rapidly declining and threatened by a variety of factors—both natural and man-made. If nothing is done to save them, many coral reefs will no longer exist as functioning ecosystems by the end of the century. For this year’s contest, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is asking students to use their artistic talents to create a piece of art that illustrates one or more of the different actions that can be taken to preserve coral reefs.
This international art competition is open to all students 11-19 years old. Students must be enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the home school equivalent. College and university students are not eligible for this contest.
Work will be judged in two categories, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded for each:
Winners of the Science Without Borders® Challenge will be publicly announced.
Prizes awarded to contestant winners are as follows:
1st Place: USD 500;
2nd Place: USD 350;
3rd Place: USD 200.
To apply to the Challenge, read the SWB Challenge Contest Rules, fill out the SWB Challenge Submission Form online, and send your original artwork (along with a completed COPPA Privacy Form for students under the age of 13) to:
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Science Without Borders® Challenge
7 Old Solomons Island Rd, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401 USA
For more information, please visit the official web page.