Student Video Contest
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.
The 2018-2019 contest is closed for submissions. Stay tuned – next year’s contest opens Sept. 1, 2019!
Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights. 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:
- Preserving Biodiversity – Habitat destruction/fragmentation, ecosystem diversity, coral reefs, deforestation, pollinators, extinction, invasive species
- Sustainable Resource Use – Energy, fossil fuel use, single-use products, diet, overfishing, global inequities in consumption
- Protecting Human Rights – Poverty, barriers to education, women and girls, forced migration, environmental/social justice, economic security