The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is delighted to announce the first round of semi-finalists for the younger category of students ages 11-14 years old, who participated in our 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge. Each year we choose a different conservation focused theme for the contest. For the first time in its history, we chose a theme related to mangroves called “The Magic of Mangroves.” We asked students to create a piece of art that illustrates how mangroves are important.
Overall, we received close to 700 total pieces of artwork from 63 different countries for the contest. In this younger group of applicants, there were just over 350 pieces of artwork submitted. The art we received varied in style and technique. We were once again astonished by these young artists’ creative talent and ability to portray the importance of mangroves in their pieces.
Our judges chose 32 incredible pieces of artwork in the 11-14 year old group to become semi-finalists. These young artists span 15 countries around the world including some that contain mangroves, such as Australia, Brazil, and Iran; and countries that do not have any such as Bulgaria, Canada, and Kazakhstan.
Without further ado, please meet our 11-14 year old semi-finalists:
Semi-finalists – Ages 11-14
"Niche Beneath the Mangroves" by Qwnchy Zhyl A. Alon, Age 12, Philippines
"Magic of Mangrove" by Divya Choudhary, Age 14, India
"Resilient & Biodiverse: Mangroves" by Ava Park, Age 14, California, United States of America
"Mangrove Forest - Someone's Home and Breadwinner" by Adelia Mambetalieva, Age 13, Kazakhstan
"Deity of the Mangroves" by Tarini Malhotra, Age 14, India
"The Beauty of Mangroves – Under and Over" by Sahiti Bulusu, Age 13, India
"Shelter" by Dana Chung, Age 13, Connecticut, United States of America
"Mangroveman" by Zhaoxi Du, Age 13, China
"The Spirit of the Tree" by Pinyao Huang, Age 12, China
"The Unique Mangroves in Kerala" by Viara Pencheva, Age 11, Bulgaria
"Steward" by Amelia Foster, Age 12, Australia
"International Student Art" by Melody Guo, Age 13, China
"Life in the Mangrove Trees" by Karina Spasova, Age 14, Bulgaria
"Mangrove at Magic" by Aileen Ryu, Age 14, Republic of Korea
"Caring for Mangrove Forests" by Siwoo Kim, Age 14, Republic of Korea
"Propagules' Future" by Zihan Wang, Age 14, New York, United States of America
"Mangrove Crabs" by Kateryna Martynova, Age 13, Ukraine
"Mangrove Forest, the Friend" by Chyi Jaan Li, Age 14, Brazil
"What Lies Beneath" by Lea You, Age 14, Republic of Korea
"Connections" by Jenny Zou, Age 14, Canada
"The Way to Create a Good Environment" by Yeso Kim, Age 13, China
"Infinity of Life" by Xicheng (Brendan) Li, Age 11, Canada
"Home of Our Mangrove Creatures" by Gwyneth Chun, Age 13, Republic of Korea
"Three Features of the Mangrove" by Rachel Lee, Age 14, Republic of Korea
"Flamingo Shelters" by Elena Faridbagheri, Age 11, Islamic Republic of Iran
"Mother of the Mangroves" by Anika Mai, Age 13, New Zealand
"The Beauty of Mangroves" by Dhanhee Lee, Age 14, Nevada, United States of America
"Last Breath" by Yoonho Kim, Age 13, California, United States of America
"Seed of Hope" by Chenyue Wang, Age 11, California, United States of America
"Where Trees Grow Out of the Sea" by Alexandra Kirillova, Age 12, Russian Federation
"The Mother of Oxygen" by Laylo Karimjonova, Age 11, Uzbekistan
"Lovely Mangroves" by Anahita Afsharitavana, Age 11, Islamic Republic of Iran
Stay tuned, we will announce the semi-finalists for ages 15-19 on Thursday, March 25th!
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2 Comments on “Announcing 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge Semi-finalists – Ages 11-14”
These young artists have displayed an excellent picture of how important the mangroves are how they protect and nurture sea life and the ocean’s health.
They are all winners, having grasped the importance of protecting our oceans and mangrove forests.
مؤسسه رائعه وهدفها جميل ومؤسسهها ابن سلطان الخير راعي الإنسانية ومنشي الهيئة السعودية للحياة الفطرية في السعودية ام الإنسانية