Thank you to all of the students who entered our Science Without Borders® Challenge! We commend you on your efforts to raise awareness about coral reefs. The winners have been announced. To see the winners click here.  

International Student Art Contest
Science Without Borders® Challenge 2018 Contest Rules

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral reefs, and to support related conservation, research, and management efforts. All around the world, nations, organizations, schools, and individuals will observe and take part in IYOR 2018 in a variety of ways. As an artist, you can too.

In celebration of IYOR, this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge takes the importance of coral reefs as its theme. Harness your artistic skills and creative vision to create a piece of art that illustrates “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” Your artwork may portray why coral reefs matter to you, your country, the world, and/or other organisms or ecosystems.

Participating means you will be an active supporter of IYOR 2018: not only will your artwork aid in creating awareness about the importance of coral reefs, it will also be displayed at various IYOR events around the world. Which, of course, makes this year’s contest an extra special one. So, get inspired. Take part in this great global initiative by applying your talents. And help make a difference!

We’re very happy to partner with the ICRI to celebrate IYOR through the Science Without Borders® Challenge. ICRI is an informal partnership between nations and organizations, which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. They also oversee IYOR. 

About the Challenge

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The deadline for entry into this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

Contest Rules and Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

COPPA Form (required for applicants under 13 years old)

Digital Entry Form Submission

 


Previous Science without Borders® Challenge Winners:

First Place: Liberty Turtle (Libertatum testudo graeca) by Rebecca Kneale, Age 15, New Zealand
2017 High School Winner: Liberty Turtle (Libertatum testudo graeca)

First Place: A Fish Coral Reef by Nikita Bagrintsev, Age 11, Russia
2017 Middle School Winner: A Fish Coral Reef

First Place: What Goes On Your Plate by Ruofei Rao, Age 17, New Zealand
2016 High School Winner: What Goes On Your Plate

2016 international art competition
2016 Middle School Winner: Fishing Disaster

2015 High School Winner: Treasure Reef
2015 High School Winner: Treasure Reef

First Place: Rachel Shen, Age 13, Ontario, Canada; Preserve to Survive the Struggles
2015 Middle School Winner: Preserve to Survive the Struggles

2014 SWOB Winner - Reef in a Bottle
2014 Winner – Reef in a Bottle

2013 SWOB Winner - How Tennessee Affects the Oceans
2013 Winner – How Tennessee Affects the Oceans