World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, Environment, Global Affairs, video

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Feb 27, 2020 5:00pm
America/New_York

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.

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: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, Improving Climate Resiliency. 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:

  • Sustaining Water Systems – Agricultural pollution, aquifer depletion, sanitation infrastructure, waste disposal, modifying waterways (dams, levees), safe drinking water
  • Improving Climate Resiliency – Climate migrants, poor urban planning, extreme weather events, agricultural productivity, disease evolution, global inequity in climate adaptation
  • Ensuring Economic Opportunities – Gender wage gap, global wealth inequality, workers’ rights, poverty cycle, microfinance, green jobs

The videos will be judged by topic with winners in each global challenge area. See the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric for more details about how the entries will be judged. Tier One: Does the video follow the guidelines? (Yes/No) Tier Two: Quality of Video
  • 35% Content Quality
  • 35% Memorable/Creative
  • 20% Logical Solution
  • 10% Production
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.

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Preserving Biodiversity Middle School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

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Sustainable Resource Use High School 1st Place

Individual Award. $1000.

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Sustainable Resource Use High School 2nd Place

Individual Award. $500.

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Sustainable Resource Use High School Runner Up

Individual Award. $250.

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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/

Managing Organization: Population Education, a program of Population Connection

Contact:

Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

Registration Closes
Feb 27, 2020 5:00pm
America/New_York

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.

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: Sustaining Water Systems, Ensuring Economic Opportunities, Improving Climate Resiliency. 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:
  • Sustaining Water Systems – Agricultural pollution, aquifer depletion, sanitation infrastructure, waste disposal, modifying waterways (dams, levees), safe drinking water
  • Improving Climate Resiliency – Climate migrants, poor urban planning, extreme weather events, agricultural productivity, disease evolution, global inequity in climate adaptation
  • Ensuring Economic Opportunities – Gender wage gap, global wealth inequality, workers’ rights, poverty cycle, microfinance, green jobs

Criteria

The videos will be judged by topic with winners in each global challenge area. See the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric for more details about how the entries will be judged. Tier One: Does the video follow the guidelines? (Yes/No) Tier Two: Quality of Video
  • 35% Content Quality
  • 35% Memorable/Creative
  • 20% Logical Solution
  • 10% Production

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.

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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/

Managing Organization: Population Education, a program of Population Connection

Contact:

Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Feb 27, 2020 5:00pm
America/New_York