2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge: Introducing the 15-19 Year-Old Finalists

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The response to our 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge has been overwhelming! We’ve been blown away by the sheer number of submissions we received from aspiring young artists worldwide. Earlier this 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 Canada, India, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, 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, “Hidden Wonders of the Deep.” In their artwork, students portrayed a variety of deep-sea creatures, such as anglerfish, strawberry squid, basket stars, Japanese spider crabs, oarfish, and tubeworms. They also depicted mysterious deep-sea environments like whale falls and hydrothermal vents. We were amazed by these students’ 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.

"Depths Unveiled" by Vivian Wu, Age 16, Canada

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Artist's Statement: This art piece offers a glimpse into the unfamiliar depths of the deep sea, revealing its hidden wonders. Through the contrast in lighting, the art piece showcases the mysterious ecosystems of the deep sea, evoking a sense of awe and curiosity. Additionally, the art includes key components of the deep sea’s diverse biosphere such as whale falls, hydrothermal vents and unique coral reefs.

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

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