Welcome to the World of 7 Billion video contest!

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Did you know that the world population hit seven billion people in 2011?
How does this affect you, your neighborhood, and the global community? How does it impact our environment now and in the future?
Want to make a difference? Your voice can be heard. Create a video to show how you can be part of the solution!

There are over 7 billion people sharing the planet and we live in an increasingly connected world. In our global society, population pressures can affect our ability to sustainably use the earth’s resources and improve living conditions for all of the world’s people. Considering the interdependence of people and the planet, create a short (60 seconds or less) video that illustrates the connection between population growth and one of the following global challenges: climate change, global poverty, or water sustainability.


All high school students are eligible to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded to videos in each of the three topic areas.


The deadline for the 2013-2014 contest has passed. Next year’s contest info will be available in September 2014.


Here's how...

Choose Issue

Make the connection between world population growth and ONE of the following: Climate Change, Global Poverty, or Water Sustainability.

Research the Issue

To start your research, check out the Background Reading associated with the topic you’ve chosen. Conduct additional resource as well – here are some Research Resources to get you started.

Learn about Filmmaking

Short films can be a great educational tool. Here are some Video Tips on making your video as effective as possible.

Create Your Video

Before you get going, take a look at the FAQs and the Judging Rubric. Also be sure to familiarize yourself with the Official Rules and Guidelines of the contest. Most of all, have fun!