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The World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest 2017 calls for video entries from middle and high school students around the world on the topic of human population growth. The short, 60-second videos should be on 1 of the following 3 global Challenges:

  • 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, or
  • Preventing Pollution: Impacts on air, water, and land, climate change, human and wildlife health, ecosystem destruction


The First Prize winner in the High School section of each Challenge will receive a prize of US$1,000, whilst the Runner Up will receive US$500. There will be 2 Honorable Mentions, each receiving US$250.

The First Prize winner in the Middle School section of each Challenge will receive a prize of US$500, whilst the Runner Up will receive US$250.


Any middle or high school student who are in grades 6 to 12, or the international equivalent, from anywhere in the world, can take part in this contest. There is no limit to the number of students who can work on a video. All entries must be a digital video and each entry must focus on 1 of the abovementioned global Challenges as it relates to population growth.

Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals. They may submit as many entries as they like. The length of the video should not exceed 60 seconds, not including the 10 second title screen. The 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 information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. No plagiarism is allowed. Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form. However, the video must be entered under 1 name only (the Lead Producer). No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults can be actors or cameramen but not content contributors.


Entries are to be uploaded online by 22 February 2018.

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