Student Video Contest – World Of 7 Billion [6-12 Grade Students]: Apply by Feb 28: Expired

About the Contest

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights. All videos must include:

a) How population growth impacts the issue.
b) At least one idea for a sustainable solution.Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic.

Possible subthemes include:

  • Preserving Biodiversity – Habitat destruction/fragmentation, ecosystem diversity, coral reefs, deforestation, pollinators, extinction, invasive species
  • Sustainable Resource Use – Energy, fossil fuel use, single-use products, diet, overfishing, global inequities in consumption
  • Protecting Human Rights – Poverty, barriers to education, women and girls, forced migration, environmental/social justice, economic security.
Deadline for submissions

February 28, 2019.

Directions to the Submission of Video

1.Pick a Topic
Make the connection between world population growth and ONE of the three global challenges

2 Research the Issue
Review the Background Reading associated with the topic and check out the Research Resources for additional sources.

3 Develop a Solution
Use the Sustainable Solution Organizer to guide your investigation of possible solutions. Be creative!

4 Create Your Video
As you film, keep in mind the Video Tips, FAQs, and Judging Rubric to make sure you’re on the right track. And most of all, have fun!


  • Title Screen including the Lead Producer’s name, School name, School city, state, Title of video, Total running time (not including the 10 second title screen).
  • Does your video connect population to your global challenge?
  • Does your video offer at least one sustainable solution?
  • Is your video 60 seconds or less (not including the title screen)?
  • Did you check for typos on any text that appears in your video?
  • Did you check if the images you used are under copyright?
  • Did you check if the music you used is royalty-free?
  • Does your audio work?
  • Did you keep a copy of the list of sources used in your video?

Contest organizers will contact you via email from Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org regarding your video’s status. Please be
sure to check your email account regularly in March-May 2019.


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