Thank you to everyone who applied to our 2023 Science Without Borders® Challenge! We are captivated and inspired with the artwork that we received for this year’s contest, “The Sixth Extinction.” The students’ artwork drew attention to a wide range of endangered marine species, spanning from majestic marine megafauna, like whales, polar bears, sharks, sea turtles, and sea birds, to smaller fascinating marine organisms like fishes, corals, sea stars, snails, and shrimp. They have done an excellent job of highlighting the importance of these endangered species and have inspired us to take action towards their conservation.
Overall, we received almost 1,200 qualifying pieces of artwork from 66 different countries. This is far and away the most entries we have ever received for the contest! In the 11-14 year-old category, we received almost 650 submissions. The students portrayed marine endangered organism(s) in their artwork in a variety of ways. Some depicted the beauty of their chosen organism(s), while others decided to illustrate the reason(s) for the decline of the marine species. A variety of styles and media were also used to create these incredible pieces of art.
Our judges chose 37 remarkable pieces of artwork in the 11-14 year-old category to become semi-finalists. These young artists span 13 countries around the world. Not only was their artwork impressive, but they also excelled in providing clear explanations in their written descriptions, detailing the reasons why these marine organisms are facing endangerment.
We invite you to meet our 11-14 year-old semi-finalists:
2023 Science Without Borders® Challenge Semi-Finalists: Ages 11-14
4 Comments on “ANNOUNCING 2023 SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS® CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALISTS – AGES 11-14”
These kids are super talented! Their message to save the world is clear! The artwork is outstanding and if this doesn’t get the message out, I don’t know what will. Save the World!
I have seen incridable arts from semi-finalists from different Countries. However, i have not seen any arts from Africa. And my inquiry is how can I assist my son from Africa to win in such competition? Thank you! Leab Mesganaw’s, parent from Ethiopia.
My First Canvas
Well done, these works are absolutely fantastic, great to get the message out there
Shirly Rohine Singh
Everytime I venture on the science without borders webpage I am blown away by the multitude of ideas that flow into these art works ….its inspiring to see so many eyes for art and the way they interpret the concept …..I hope that the age limit can be increased or have another age bracket…my daughter could not enter…she is 15 now …..but I will always be a visitor to your page …great work everyone ……keep doing what you do …..