Winners of the 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is thrilled to announce the winners of our annual student art competition, the Science Without Borders® Challenge. Every year, this international contest engages students in ocean conservation through art, encouraging them to create pieces that inspire people to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

The Foundation received entries to the Science Without Borders® Challenge from more countries than ever before. A total of 680 students from 63 countries sent in artwork illustrating this year’s theme, “The Magic of Mangroves.” This is the first time we received submissions from more than a dozen countries including Afghanistan, Kuwait, Maldives, Panama, Senegal, and Zambia. Mangrove forests are important marine ecosystems that protect the coast from storms, filter the water removing sediment and pollutants, sequester a surprising amount of carbon, and provide critical habitat for many species both above and below the waterline. The winning entries in each category are beautiful pieces of artwork as well as excellent illustrations of the benefits mangrove forests provide to people and the environment.

Announcing Finalists in the 2021 Science Without Borders® Challenge

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Happy Earth Week! One of the ways we are celebrating Earth Week this year is by announcing the Science Without Borders® Challenge finalists. Each year we choose an ocean conservation theme to encourage students and teachers to learn about different important ocean topics. Our goal is for students to not only learn about the theme through art, but also create artwork that inspires others to want to learn about it too.

The theme for this year’s art contest was “The Magic of Mangroves.” Students were asked to learn about the importance of mangroves, that are not only essential to the wellbeing of the planet, but also are an essential resource for humans too. Based off responses from our student surveys, many learned a great deal about mangroves and came to appreciate them. Here is what some of our participants said:

Winners of the 2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge!

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Science Without Borders® Challenge! The Challenge is the Foundation’s annual international art competition designed to engage students in ocean conservation through art. This year’s theme was “Connected Ocean: No Barriers, No Boundaries, and No Borders,” and students were asked to create a piece of artwork that shows how the oceans are connected.

Lesya Antoshkina from Ukraine is the winner of the high school category for her stunning artwork “The Bike We Ride,” which beat out fierce competition to take first place. The winner in the middle school category is Zeno Park from New Jersey, who at only 12 years old created the winning entry “The Place Where Fish are Free to Roam.”

Meet Our Middle School 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge Winners

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After we announce the winners of our Science Without Borders® Challenge, I get a lot of questions about the students. Where are they from? How long have they been interested in art? Are they planning on studying art at university? The incredible artwork …

Meet Our High School 2018 Science Without Borders® Challenge Winners

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Another Science Without Borders® Challenge has come to a conclusion. We received over 600 pieces of artwork from 38 different countries, each a unique and individual piece portraying Why Coral Reefs Matter. Once again, I’m in awe at the artistic abilities of our youth. …