2021-22 World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest
Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 9:00am to Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 5:00pm
Population growth is a threat multiplier – it makes other problems worse and more difficult to combat. Through the World of 7 Billion student video contest, middle and high schoolers are given the platform to think critically about global challenges related to population and share what they think we should do to fix it.
*Video Contest Topic
Explain how population growth impacts one of the following global challenges and offer an idea for a sustainable solution. The global challenges are: agriculture and food, urbanization, or ocean health.
*Deadline: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5:00pm ET
Over 80 students will be awarded cash prizes of up to $1,200.
Participaint teachers receive a set of free teaching materials from Population Education.
*Narrow Your Focus
Students should narrow their focus by concentrating on a subtheme within their topic. The strongest videos don’t try to tackle an entire global challenge. Possible subthemes include:
- Agriculture and Food – High water use/irrigation; Chemical runoff; Changing diets; Soil health (erosion, desertification, etc); Impacts of climate change (drought, decrease in agricultural productivity, etc.); Habitat loss; Food insecurity; Fossil fuel use
- Urbanization – Sprawl; Urban poverty and access to services; Overburdened infrastructure (transportation, sanitation, etc.); Water and air quality; Housing/affordability; Access to green space; Rural-to-urban migration
- Ocean Health – Overfishing; Aquaculture; Loss of ocean biodiversity; Impacts of climate change (sea level rise, ocean acidity, etc.); Mangrove destruction; Dying coral reefs; Aquatic pollution
- The maximum video length is 60 seconds.
- All videos must be in English or, if in another language, include English subtitles.
- See the Rules and Guidelines for more details