Human Population Growth: Student Video Contest
Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only US national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues.
The student video contest instructions:
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;
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.
All students grades 6-12 worldwide are eligible to participate and win.
High school: four winners per global challenge
- First place: USD 1,000;
- Second place: USD 500;
- Honorable mentions: USD 250.
Middle school: two winners per global challenge
- First place: USD 500;
- Second place: USD 250.
How to Participate?
Entry form and instructions on how to upload your video can be found on their website.