Every year, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation runs an international ocean art contest for students called theScience Without Borders® Challenge. This year, the contest is bringing attention to life in the deep sea. We hope you will consider sharing news of the contest with students and teachers in your network and encouraging them to apply.
The contest is free to enter, open to middle and high school students 11-19 years old, and students can win up to $500 in prizes. We are hoping you can share the news now so students and teachers can plan to apply before the March 4th deadline. All students need to do to apply is fill out the online entry form, upload a picture of their handmade artwork, and enter a short artist’s statement describing how their artwork is related to the contest theme. For this year’s theme, “Hidden Wonders of the Deep,” we are asking students to create drawings, paintings, or other 2D artwork depicting deep-sea creatures or ecosystems, highlighting the beauty and diversity that often goes unseen.
More information about the contest can be found below and on the Foundation’s website at www.LOF.org/SWBChallenge. We also have a handout available for teachers to share with their students. If you have any questions about the contest, feel free to reach out to Liz Thompson at email@example.com.
The 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an annual art contest run by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation that inspires students from all over the world to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. This year, the foundation is encouraging students to learn about life in the deep sea with the theme, “Hidden Wonders of the Deep.”
For this year’s contest, students can help create awareness about the beauty and diversity of life in the deep sea. To enter the contest, students should create a piece of artwork that depicts mysterious and unique deep-sea creatures or ecosystems. The Foundation has compiled information to help students learn about the theme and gainanunderstanding of the different types of organisms and how they adapt to life in the deep sea.
The 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge is open to all students who are 11-19 years old and enrolled in primary or secondary school (or the home-school equivalent). Students with winning entries in each category (11-14 years old and 15-19 years old) can win prizes of up to $500. Entries must be received by Monday, March 4, to be eligible to win.
Learn more and apply at lof.org/SWBChallenge.
The 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge Poster (download PDF)
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It’s time to apply to the Science Without Borders® Challenge! This international art contest, run by our friends at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, engages students and teachers in important ocean science and conservation issues through art. This year’s theme is “Hidden Wonders of the Deep.” Middle and high school students 11-19 years old are encouraged to submit their best handmade artwork of life in the deep sea. The contest is free to enter, but make sure to submit your artwork before the March 4 deadline for your chance to win prizes of up to $500!
Feel free to use our contest image to share and promote this contest, which you can download here:https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Hidden-Wonders-of-the-Deep-1000×1000.png