Beyond Boundaries 2020
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Beyond Boundaries 2020

**UPDATE**: Thank you to all the young people who have submitted amazing art entries for our competition! You put so much creativity and hard work into your piece. We were overwhelmed by the high number of entries and the outstanding quality of the artwork.

As you might expect given our current circumstances, this project will need to be postponed. I know this may be disappointing news, but please rest assured that we will continue the competition, judging, and award celebration as soon as we are able. The planned awards ceremony and public exhibit in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History that was to happen in May, will be postponed until further notice. We will provide further updates on this webpage as more information is available to share. We are very much looking forward to celebrating you and your work in the near future. Take care of yourselves and your family.


This is an exciting ART COMPETITION, breaking down boundaries between artscience and people! Get to know some amazing scientific researchers and get inspired for your own art creation!

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division of the University of Oxford has launched an art competition for Oxfordshire state school students in Years 5, 6, 7 & 8, to create art inspired by research from six Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic scientists. Read their fascinating stories and learn about their research. Then select one person you’re inspired by and make art based on their research!

Enter for a chance to win up to £100, see your artwork displayed in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and take part in a private awards ceremony at the museum!

Need some inspiration? View our 2018 competition artwork and researcher profiles.

Want to find out more? Check out our Competition Details.

Ready to enter? Read the Terms and Conditions, and complete the Entry Form (your parent or guardian will need to fill it out too).

Read about these researchers to create your artwork!

Emmanuelle Dankwa profile image

Emmanuelle Dankwa

Disease Outbreak Investigator

Ache Atta-Boateng Profile Image

Aché Atta-Boateng

Cacao Tree Expert

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Shahnaz ('Shaz') Hoque

Nuclear Fusion Specialist

Mohit Dalwadi profile image

Mohit Dalwadi

Cell Freezing Modeller

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Serena Dai

Wild Sand Rat Researcher

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Min Chen

Data Visualisation Scientist