The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a US based, non-profit foundation dedicated to conserving and restoring oceans through applied science, education and outreach, and working with local partners and governments to promote coral reef conservation.The founder, His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Sultan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,understands the challenges of conserving Earth’s coral reefs across oceans and political boundaries,and recognizes that collaboration is vital to ocean conservation. Inspired by the working approach of Medecins Sans Frontiers, Prince Khaled proposed that Science Without Borders® be the motto and the philosophy of the Foundation.
The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers more involved and interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This yearly contest inspires students to be creative while using different types of media to promote public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources; thus, contributing to the overarching goals of the Foundation.
The theme for this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is ‘Reef Relationships .’Coral reefs are important
ecosystems that harbor nearly 25% of all marine species.There are many different types of relationships that take place in the coral reef ecosystem. One of these relationships is called symbiosis. Symbiosis is a close
ecological relationship between the individuals of two (or more) different species.
There are different types of symbiotic relationships including commensalism, mutualism, and parasitism,
On the front cover, for example, the anemone and clownfish are engaged in a mutualistic symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit from each other.
For this year’s Challenge, the artwork should creatively portray one or more reef relationship(s).
This international art competition is open to all students 11-19 years old.
Work will be judged in two categories, with 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place prizes awarded for each:
• Middle School (11 – 14 year-olds)
• High School (14 – 19 year-olds)
Contestants must submit an entry form with their submission.Click on http://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/assets/2013/06/SWB-Challenge-2015-FINAL.pdf to get the form. All fields on the entry form must be
filled out in order to be considered for awards.
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
8181 Professional Place, Suite 215
Landover, MD 20785