Science without Borders® Challenge: International Student Art Contest

Application deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023, midnight ET.

The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources, contributing to the overarching goals of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. The Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.

The theme for the 2023 Science without Borders® Challenge is “The Sixth Extinction.” For this year’s contest, you can help create awareness about endangered species. Students will create a piece of artwork that highlights the beauty and importance of a marine species that is on the brink of extinction. Learn about the theme.

To apply, fill out the online entry form, upload a picture of your artwork, and make sure everything is submitted before the deadline. If you are under the age of 13, your parents will be asked to provide consent. Before applying, check out Tips for Success for suggestions on how to make the most of your application, such as how to write a compelling artist’s statement and describing how your artwork relates to this year’s theme.

Learn more on the Living Oceans Foundation website.

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