World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest 2019

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Environment, Global Affairs

Scope:International

February 28, 2019 Registration Closes

We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society and environment. Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity. This contest challenges middle and high school students to create their own inspirational videos about solutions to global challenges associated with population growth. Students submit their videos online to be eligible for awards and other opportunities.

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:

  1. a) how population growth impacts the issue
  2. 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

Entries will be judged by topic and by grade level, with winners in each of the three global challenge areas: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, and Protecting Human Rights. Decisions will be made based on the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric. For more details visit the Rules and Guidelines page on our website.

You must be a middle or high school student to participate. Your video must no longer than 60 seconds and be on topic with one of this year’s global challenges (Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights). Additionally, all videos must mention how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.
Preserving Biodiversity High School 1st Place

Individual Award. $1000.

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Preserving Biodiversity High School 2nd Place

Individual Award. $500.

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Preserving Biodiversity High School Honorable Mention

Individual Award. $250.

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Preserving Biodiversity Middle School 1st Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Preserving Biodiversity Middle School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School 1st Place

Individual Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School 2nd Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use Middle School 1st Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Website: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/?utm_source=competitionsciences.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=w7b-link

Managing Organization: Population Education, a program of Population Connection

Contact:

Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org

Entry Fee: 0

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

February 28, 2019 Registration Closes

Overview

We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society and environment. Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity. This contest challenges middle and high school students to create their own inspirational videos about solutions to global challenges associated with population growth. Students submit their videos online to be eligible for awards and other opportunities.

Process

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:

  1. a) how population growth impacts the issue
  2. 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

Entries will be judged by topic and by grade level, with winners in each of the three global challenge areas: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, and Protecting Human Rights. Decisions will be made based on the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric. For more details visit the Rules and Guidelines page on our website.

Criteria

You must be a middle or high school student to participate. Your video must no longer than 60 seconds and be on topic with one of this year’s global challenges (Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights). Additionally, all videos must mention how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Awards

Preserving Biodiversity High School 1st Place

Individual Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Preserving Biodiversity High School 2nd Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Preserving Biodiversity High School Honorable Mention

Individual Award. $250.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Preserving Biodiversity Middle School 1st Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Preserving Biodiversity Middle School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School 1st Place

Individual Award. $1000.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School 2nd Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use High School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Sustainable Resource Use Middle School 1st Place

Individual Award. $500.

This award counts toward these ICS Academic Badges. Click on a badge for further info.

Participate

Website: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/?utm_source=competitionsciences.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=w7b-link

Managing Organization: Population Education, a program of Population Connection

Contact:

Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org

Entry Fee: 0

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

February 28, 2019 Registration Closes