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 conservation issues. The Science Without Borders® 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 theme for the 2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge is “Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders.” There are no barriers, boundaries, or borders in the ocean, and although we often list the oceans separately, they are all interconnected to each other, forming one global ocean. For this year’s contest, students were asked to use their artistic talents to create a piece of artwork that illustrates how the ocean is connected.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has announced the winners of the 2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge! Lesya Antoshkina from Ukraine won in the high school category for her stunning artwork “The Bike We Ride,” which beat out fierce competition to take first place. The winner in the middle school category was Zeno Park from New Jersey, who at only 12 years old created the winning entry “The Place Where Fish are Free to Roam.”