Human Population Growth: Student Video Contest

Deadline: 23 February 2017
Open to: All students grades 6-12 worldwide
USD 1,000


Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only US national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues.

The student video contest instructions:

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Climate Change, Ocean Health, or Rapid Urbanization. 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:

  • Climate Change – weather events and patterns, impact on agriculture, impact on coastal cities, human health, ecosystem disruption;
  • Ocean Health – overfishing, coral bleaching, climate regulation, habitat loss, pollution, dead zones;
  • Rapid Urbanization – sprawl, sanitation, air and water quality, megacities, migration, slums and informal settlements.


All students grades 6-12 worldwide are eligible to participate and win.


High school: four winners per global challenge

  • First place: USD 1,000;
  • Second place: USD 500;
  • Honorable mentions: USD 250.

Middle school: two winners per global challenge

  • First place: USD 500;
  • Second place: USD 250.

How to Participate?

Entry form and instructions on how to upload your video can be found on their website.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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