2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge Winners!
By Amy Heemsoth
Students from China and United States win international art competition
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge, an international student art competition that highlights important ocean conservation issues. The theme for this year’s challenge was “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” The theme was chosen to highlight the importance of coral reefs as part of this year’s International Year of the Reef (IYOR) celebrations.
Once again, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation received a record number of entries for this year’s competition; students from 38 different countries submitted over 600 original pieces of art for the 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge.
“We were delighted with the overwhelming number and quality of the entries we received,” says Amy Heemsoth, Director of Education at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. She says the best part of the competition is that “students did not just create beautiful pieces of art, they learned about the importance of coral reefs.”
The challenge was divided into two categories – high school (15-19 years old) and middle school (11-14 years old).
Without further ado, the winners of this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge are:
High School Finalists
Middle School Finalists