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'World of 7 Billion' 2021 Video Contest
Students, examine the effects of global population growth.
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Due February 25th, 2021 - 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 about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health, Re-Imagining Industrial Systems

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:

Promoting Environmental Justice – Food deserts, climate migrants, placement of hazardous waste sites, effects of the fossil fuel industry, redlining, mistreatment of indigenous peoples and land, environmental racism

Strengthening Global Health – Access to health care, pandemics and emergency response, disease spread (zoonotic and vector-borne), maternal health, sanitation, health effects of environmental pollution

Re-Imagining Industrial Systems – Procurement of raw materials, waste management, brownfields/CAFOs, energy production, production/distribution of consumer goods, occupational health and safety

Entries should be no more than 60 seconds in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Challenge: “Promoting Environmental Justice”
High School
First Place: $1,200
Second Place: $600
Two Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School
First Place: $600
Runner Up: $300

Challenge: “Strengthening Global Health”
High School
First Place: $1,200
Second Place: $600
Two Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School
One First Place: $600
Runner Up: $300

Challenge: “Re-Imagining Industrial Systems”
High School
First Place: $1,200
Second Place: $600
Two Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School
First Place: $600
Runner Up: $300

Best in State
50 cash prizes will be awarded to the best video in each state.

Best International by Region
Six cash prizes will be awarded to the best international video by world region (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America).

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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