2022 Science Without Borders® Challenge Finalists: 11-14 year old students

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is thrilled to announce the finalists in our 2022 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This international contest engages students in important ocean issues through art. This year we asked students to create a piece of art that illustrates one or more actions that governments, non-profits, park managers, and indigenous communities can take to preserve coral reefs using a ridge-to-reef approach to conservation. 

We hope you will be as impressed with the submissions we received as we were. Entries to the Science Without Borders® Challenge are judged in two categories based on age. Here are the finalists selected from the younger group of applicants, students 11-14 years old:

 

"Reviving the Corals" by Jeannie Yu, Age 14, Taiwan

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT: Coral reefs are bleaching rapidly around the world and we take a huge responsibility for their deaths. Without reefs, billions of sea life species would suffer and millions of people would lose their most significant food source and get in deep trouble. However, there are ways we can solve this problem. For example, one of the many people who started the mission of replanting corals is the coral mom. The coral mom introduced the idea of planting corals, gradually inspiring others to do the same. Though it would take billions of years to rebuild the marine ecosystem we once had, if the world works together, anything is possible. As Taiwan is an island surrounded by large masses of water, it is important that we raise awareness on this matter and replant the corals as a community. Eventually, we will be able to obtain the marine ecosystem we once had.