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

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is pleased to announce the semi-finalists in our 2022 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 actions people can take to protect coral reefs using a “Ridge to Reef”conservation approach. 

Entries to the Science Without Borders® Challenge are judged in two categories based on age. Here are the semi-finalists selected from the younger group of applicants, students 11-14 years old:


"Mountain Stone Spirit" by Mingwenxi Zhang, Age 12, China

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When I created this painting, I used the most traditional Chinese ink-and-ink method on silk, inheriting the green landscape of the Song Dynasty in China. I wanted to create a mysterious oriental beauty. Ridges, reefs and creatures seem to be one and the same, I want to express that everything has a spirituality. Cherish the harmonious ecology that coexists with living beings!