Science without Borders® Challenge
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest 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 science and conservation issues. The 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 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge
The theme for this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is “Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs.” Throughout the world, coral reefs are rapidly declining and threatened by a variety of factors—both natural and man-made. If nothing is done to save them, many coral reefs will no longer exist as functioning ecosystems by the end of the century. For this year’s contest, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is asking students to use their artistic talents to create a piece of art that illustrates one or more of the different actions that can be taken to preserve coral reefs.
The deadline to enter the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 20, 2020.
To apply to the Challenge, read the SWB Challenge Contest Rules, fill out the SWB Challenge Submission Form online, and upload a photograph or scan of your original artwork (along with a completed COPPA Privacy Form for students under the age of 13).
New Guidelines for Submitting Artwork
In light of the everchanging news regarding the COVID-19 disease, we have changed the submission process for the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge. Instead of shipping your original artwork to us, upload a photograph or scan of your artwork online through the online submission process. Make sure to put your name in the filename of the piece of artwork you are uploading. Please keep your original artwork. Once semi-finalists are chosen, they will be asked to mail in their original artwork to be eligible to win the Science Without Borders® Challenge. For more information and tips on making a high-quality photo or scan, see the New Guidelines for Submitting Artwork for the 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge.