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Friday, 4 December 2020

Student Video Contest - World of 7 Billion

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – 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
 

Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2021.

Who can enter?
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.

What are the prizes?
Awards will be presented as follows:

 

Challenge: “Promoting Environmental Justice”

High School

One (1) First Place: $1,200
One (1) Second Place: $600
Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School

One (1) First Place: $600
One (1) Runner Up: $300
Challenge: “Strengthening Global Health”

High School

One (1) First Place: $1,200
One (1) Second Place: $600
Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School

One (1) First Place: $600
One (1) Runner Up: $300

Challenge: “Re-Imagining Industrial Systems”

High School

One (1) First Place: $1,200
One (1) Second Place: $600
Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School

One (1) First Place: $600
One (1) Runner Up: $300

Best in State (x50)

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).

All winners will be notified directly no later than Tuesday, May 4, 2021. A complete list of winners, along with the winning videos, will be posted at www.Worldof7Billion.org.



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