• About •
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to announce the 8th annual Science Without Borders Challenge This competition engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. It was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
The theme for 2020 edition 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. 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!
• Eligibility •
The Science Without Borders Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old.
• Prize •
Prizes awarded to contestant winners are as follows:
• 1st Place: $500 scholarship
• 2nd Place: $350 scholarship
• 3rd Place: $200 scholarship