Science Without Borders Challenge 2019 - ART COMPETITIONS FOR STUDENTS

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Science Without Borders Challenge 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has announced 2019 edition of Science Without Borders Challenge, to once again inspire student creativity while learning about important ocean conservation issues.


The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to announce the 7th annual Science Without Borders Challenge. This international Art Competition 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 competition inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues.

The theme for the 2019 edition is “Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders".

The ocean covers over 70% of our planet. 97% of Earth’s water is contained in our five oceans – Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern. There are no barriers, boundaries, or borders in the ocean, and although we often list the oceans separately, they are all interconnected to each other, forming one global ocean. This connectedness allows for many movements, processes, and interactions to take place. Below are a few broad topic areas that you can research to determine how to portray the theme in your artwork; however, this is not an exclusive list. It is encouraged that you investigate other topic areas too.

1. Humans & the Ocean
2. Movement of Marine Organisms
3. Ocean Processes

For this year’s contest, use your artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates how the ocean is connected.

Submission requirements:

• All artwork must be an original work by the contestant and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. For instance, drawing a character from a cartoon or movie is not considered an original work.
• The artwork must be 2D such as a painting or drawing. Acceptable media include: paint, pencil, marker, crayon, ink, felt, and oil pastel.
• Digitally created artwork, including photographs, are not accepted.
• There is no minimum or maximum size requirements for the artwork.
• You must send your original artwork. Digital copies of artwork are NOT permitted.
• All submissions must be made by an individual artist. Group submissions are not permitted.
• Participants may submit only 1 art piece.
A panel of artists, educators, and scientists will be formed to judge the Science Without Borders Challenge. Work will be judged in two categories, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded for each 11 – 14 year olds and 15 – 19 year olds. Artwork will be evaluated on the quality of the artwork, originality, and adherence to the theme.

Winners of the Science Without Borders Challenge will be publicly announced.

There is no entry fee to participate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

The Science Without Borders Challenge 2019 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.


Prizes awarded to contestant winners are as follows:

• 1st Place: $500
• 2nd Place: $350
• 3rd Place: $200

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