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:


"The Trash That Lingers" by Ashley Indarto, Age 16, Indonesia

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT: The ongoing pandemic has led to an increase in the consumption of disposable masks, restaurant takeouts, and online shopping. With these comes negative consequences: plastic waste. Plastic waste has been a persistent contender to water pollution. It takes ages to decompose and is an eyesore to what once was a scenic ocean view. In addition, plastic pollution causes corals to be more vulnerable to disease, catalyzing corals’ deterioration. My composition depicts a person swimming beneath polluted waters. This painting consists of a few contributors to the destruction of coral reefs. My hope with this painting is to raise awareness of water pollution, urging people to stop contributing to the destruction of coral reefs.