2023 Science Without Borders® Challenge: Introducing the 15-19 Year-Old Finalists

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The response to our Science Without Borders® Challenge has been overwhelming! We’ve been blown away by the sheer number of submissions that we received from aspiring young scientists and artists all over the world. Last week, we proudly unveiled the finalists in the 11-14 age group, and now, we’re ecstatic to announce the finalists in the 15-19 year-old category.

These young artists hail from all corners of the globe, including China, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You will be amazed at their incredible artwork and how well they captured the essence of the theme, “The Sixth Extinction.” Students depicted a diverse range of endangered marine animals in their artwork including whales, fish, polar bears, sharks, sea otters, horseshoe crabs, seals, and crocodiles. We were amazed by these students’ boundless creativity, execution of the theme, and artistic abilities.

Without further ado, please meet our talented 15-19 year old finalists! These exceptional artists have not only showcased their incredible talents but also their unwavering passion for marine conservation.

"The Joy of Letting Go" by Heeseo Yoon, Age 16, United States of America

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT: This is an artwork of a bluefin tuna being released by people in formation of a fishnet. The fishnet, which was once used to catch the tuna, is now composed of people all around the world who are trying to let the tuna go. This represents the need for us to work together to stop the dangerous act of overfishing, and letting the bluefin tunas thrive. Our ecosystem is at the edge of another mass extinction at the cost of our greed. It is time that we work together to right our wrongs.

Stay tuned! We will announce the winners in the next couple of weeks.

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