The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This annual art contest inspires students from all over the world to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. The theme for this year’s competition is “The Magic of Mangroves,” and scholarships of up to $500 will be awarded to the winning entries.
This year, the Foundation is using the Science Without Borders® Challenge to highlight the benefits of mangroves. Mangroves create forests that provide a natural coastal infrastructure that supports a highly productive and biodiverse ecosystem. Mangrove forests are extremely important ecosystems that provide many benefits to people, marine life, and the environment. For this year’s contest, we are asking students to create a piece of artwork that illustrates how mangroves are important.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has put together some educational resources that can help students learn about the theme and gain a better understanding of mangrove forests and what makes them so special.
To enter the 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge, follow the Contest Rules, review the Tips for Success, and upload your artwork to our online Submission Form. The Challenge is open to all students who are 11-19 years old and enrolled in primary or secondary school (or the home-school equivalent). Entries must be received by Monday, March 1, to be eligible to win.
Since the Foundation launched the Science Without Borders® Challenge nine years ago, over 2200 students from 73 countries have participated. This year the Foundation hopes to receive more entries than ever before. Help us get the word out about this competition by telling any young artists and teachers you know and encouraging them to apply.