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Middle and high school students from all over the world are invited to take part in the World of 7 Billion 2017-2018 Student Video Contest on Human Population Growth. The video must focus on how population growth impact 1 of the following 3 global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. At least 1 sustainable solution for the global challenge must be proposed.

Contestants are asked to consider narrowing their focus by concentrating on a sub theme. Possible sub themes include:

  • Advancing Women and Girls – access to education, gender equality, women in government, women’s health, child marriage
  • Feeding 10 Billion – hunger, food waste, resource and energy use, deforestation, pollution
  • Preventing Pollution – impacts on air, water, and land, climate change, human and wildlife health, ecosystem destruction


There will be 4 winners per global challenge for contestants under the High School category.  1st place: US$1000, 2nd place: US$500, 2 Honorable Mentions: US$250.

There will be 2 winners per global challenge for contestants under the Middle School category. 1st place: US$500, 2nd place: US$250.


All student in grades 6 to 12, from all over the world, are eligible. There is no limit to the number of students who can work on a video and no limit as to number of entries. But the video must be entered under 1 name only (the Lead Producer) and it must be of duration of up to 60 seconds (not including the 10 second title screen). No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors or cameramen but not content contributors. Entries may be submitted as individuals or in groups.


Submissions are to be done online by 22 February 2018.

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