The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international art contest that engages students in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. This annual contest inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. The challenge is open to students aged 11–19, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. The theme for this year’s challenge is Take Action: Conserve Coral Reefs. Throughout the world, coral reefs are rapidly declining and threatened by a variety of factors—both natural and human-made. If nothing is done to save them, many coral reefs will no longer exist as functioning ecosystems by the end of the century. For this year’s contest, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is asking students to use their artistic talents to create a piece of art that illustrates one or more of the different actions that can be taken to preserve coral reefs.
Deadline: April 20, 2020, for submission of original artwork
Podio.com has designed an interactive infographic of the daily routines of 26 creators—from W. H. Auden to Immanuel Kant, from Flannery O’Connor to Franz Kafka. The daily routines are as varied as the people who follow them, although long walks and a very early wakeup time are common to many.
Sponsored by the Graphics Communications Education Association (GCEA), the GutenbergAward recognizes exceptional achievement in the field of graphic arts. Awards are available for Print Media, Web Publishing, and Photography.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.