2022 Science Without Borders® Challenge Finalists: 15-19 year old students

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists in our 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge! This international student art contest engages students in important ocean issues through art.For this year’s competition, students were asked to illustrate one or more of the ways people can use a ridge-to-reef approach to conservation to preserve coral reefs. 

Entries to the Science Without Borders® Challenge are judged in two categories based on age. Here are the finalists selected from the older group of applicants, students 15-19 years old:


"Emerging From the Reefs" by Kaitlyn Fisher, Age 17, California, United States of America

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT: Coral reefs are one of the most important ecosystems to exist on planet Earth, and so I decided to focus on pollution within aquatic ecosystems. Pollution has become extremely prominent in marine habitats, whether it involves excess garbage, plastics, or fishing nets, these are very dangerous to marine life, and of course, coral reefs. My piece demonstrates the beauty and significance of coral reefs and the ecosystems that rely on them. This drawing is centered around a turtle, which is graceful and beautiful. The turtle is surrounded by coral, which represents the protection that coral reefs provide in order to keep these aquatic ecosystems healthy and flourishing.