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.




Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges.

  1. The world is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.
  2. Most of the world’s suitable farmland is already under cultivation.
  3. Worldwide, 1 in 10 primary school age children and 1 in 3 secondary age children are not enrolled in school.

All videos must include a) how population growth impacts the issue, b) why the issue is important, and c) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.