World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest


Date and Time:

Friday, September 1, 2017, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:00am

The World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at

This contest is open to all students years 6 - 12. Students create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. 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:

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

The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2018.