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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