Application Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral reefs, and to support related conservation, research, and management efforts. All around the world, nations, organizations, schools, and individuals will observe and take part in IYOR 2018 in a variety of ways. As an artist, you can too.
In celebration of IYOR, this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge takes the importance of coral reefs as its theme. Harness your artistic skills and creative vision to create a piece of art that illustrates “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” Your artwork may portray why coral reefs matter to you, your country, the world, and/or other organisms or ecosystems.
Participating means you will be an active supporter of IYOR 2018: not only will your artwork aid in creating awareness about the importance of coral reefs, it will also be displayed at various IYOR events around the world. Which, of course, makes this year’s contest an extra special one. So, get inspired. Take part in this great global initiative by applying your talents. And help make a difference!
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean conservation issues.
- The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.
- Students must be enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the home school equivalent. College and university students are not eligible for this contest.
- Work will be judged in two categories, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded for each:
- Winners of the Science Without Borders® Challenge will be publicly announced. Prizes awarded to contestant winners are as follows:
- Contestants must submit a digital Entry Form with their submission. The Entry Form may only be submitted online at www.lof.org/SWBChallenge. All mandatory fields on the Entry Form must be filled out in order for your artwork to be considered for the competition. If you are under the age of 13, you must also submit a COPPA Privacy Form.
- Mail the COPPA Form with your original artwork. All original artwork should be mailed to:
The deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time). All artwork must be received by this date or it will be disqualified.
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