One month left to apply to the Science Without Borders® Challenge!

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2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge Winner, “The Place Where Fish are Free to Roam” by Zeno Park, Age 12, New Jersey, USA

There is still time to participate in our international student art competition, the Science Without Borders® Challenge! Students must submit their artwork by March 4 for their chance to win up to $500. 

This year the Science Without Borders® Challenge theme is Hidden Wonders of the Deep.” To apply, students should create a piece of art depicting mysterious and unique deep-sea creatures or ecosystems, highlighting the beauty and diversity that often goes unseen. Specifically, we’re looking for artwork of life that lives so deep in the ocean that it never sees the light of day. 

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an annual art competition that engages students in marine science and conservation through art. It encourages students to learn more about the ocean and raise awareness of the need to protect it. The international competition is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old. Artwork will be judged in two categories based on age – 11-14 year-olds and 15-19 year-olds. In each category, the first-place winners will receive a $500 scholarship, second-place winners a $350 scholarship, and the third-place winners a $200 scholarship. We also will have a ‘People’s Choice’ award this year, where the winners in each age group will receive a $50 scholarship. We strongly encourage international students to apply and look forward to judging a large and diverse pool of entries this year.

This activity is a great way for teachers to include STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in their classes. It also helps to improve ocean literacy by getting students excited to learn more about the ocean through art. Although the contest requires students to apply individually, it is a great assignment to give to an entire class. We have provided educational resources for teachers and tips for success to help teachers integrate this into art and science classrooms worldwide. 

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2024 Science Without Borders Challenge Hidden Wodners of the DeepLearn more and apply

To apply to the 12th annual Science Without Borders® Challenge, read the Contest Rules, fill out the Submission Form online, and upload a photograph or scan of your handmade artwork











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