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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 2019 Student Video Contest on Human Population Growth. The short video of up to 60 seconds must focus on how population growth will impact 1 of the following 3 global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, and Protecting Human Rights.

All videos must include how population growth impacts the issue and at least 1 idea for a sustainable solution.

Contestants are asked to consider narrowing their focus by concentrating on a sub theme. Possible sub themes 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, over-fishing, global inequities in consumption
  • Protecting Human Rights – Poverty, barriers to education, women and girls, forced migration, environmental/social justice, economic security


There will be 4 winners for each of the 3 global challenges 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 for each of the 3 global challenges for contestants under the Middle School category. 1st place: US$500, 2nd place: US$250.

Fifty cash prizes will be awarded to the best video in each state.

Six cash prizes will be awarded to the best international video by world region (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America).


All student in middle and high school (grades 6 to 12, or the international equivalent), 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.

Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.

All videos should be entered in digital format. All entries should begin with a 10 second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information: lead Producer’s name, school name, school city and state, title of video and total running time (not including the 10 second title screen).

All entries must be submitted in English; if entries are not in English they must include English subtitles.


Submissions are to be done online by 28 February 2019.

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