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: Climate Change, Ocean Health, or Rapid Urbanization. All videos must include:

a) how population growth impacts the issue and

b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:

  • Climate Change – weather events and patterns, impact on
    agriculture, impact on coastal cities, human health, ecosystem disruption
  • Ocean Health – overfishing, coral bleaching, climate regulation, habitat loss, pollution, dead zones
  • Rapid Urbanization – sprawl, sanitation, air and water quality, megacities, migration, slums and informal settlements

Deadline for submissions is February 23, 2017.

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