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2017 'World of 7 Billion' Video Contest
Students, examine the effects of global population growth.
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Due February 23rd, 2017 - We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century. Human population growth exacerbates many of the innumerable challenges facing our global society. Taking on these complex challenges and finding solutions will require understanding, cooperation and creativity.

Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights ONE of the following global challenges:
  1. Climate Change – possible topics include weather events and patterns, impact on agriculture, impact on coastal cities, human health, ecosystem disruption
  2. Ocean Health –possible topics include overfishing, coral bleaching, climate regulation, habitat loss, pollution, dead zones
  3. Rapid Urbanization –possible topics include sprawl, sanitation, air and water quality, megacities, migration, slums and informal settlements

All videos must include:
  a) how population growth impacts the issue and
  b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Topic: "Climate Change" - High School
  • One (1) First Place: $1,000
  • One (1) Second Place: $500
  • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250

Topic: "Climate Change" - Middle School
  • One (1) First Place: $500
  • One (1) Runner Up: $250

Topic: "Ocean Health" - High School
  • One (1) First Place: $1,000
  • One (1) Second Place: $500
  • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250

Topic: "Ocean Health" - Middle School
  • One (1) First Place: $500
  • One (1) Runner Up: $250

Topic: "Rapid Urbanization" - High School
  • One (1) First Place: $1,000
  • One (1) Second Place: $500
  • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250

Topic: "Rapid Urbanization" - Middle School
  • One (1) First Place: $500
  • One (1) Runner Up: $250

Eligibility
Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. Students may be located anywhere in the world.

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