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
Stay tuned, we will announce the semi-finalists for ages 15-19 on Thursday, March 25th!