“World of 7 Billion” Student Video Contest

The 2020-2021 contest is open!

“I found the video project a great way to learn about technology and video editing, while simultaneously making changes to the world for the better!”
— Past student contest participant

Who: 6th - 12th graders worldwide

What: Students create a short solution-orientated video connecting human population growth to one of three global challenges.

Promoting Environmental Justice
Re-imagining Industrial Systems
Strengthening Global Health

When: Contest opened September 1, 2020. Submission deadline is February 25, 2021.


Visit www.Worldof7Billion.org/student-video-contest for full contest details.

Integrating the video contest into your classroom

The contest serves as a great small group or individual student project. On the contest website, you’ll find a lesson plan to help you seamlessly use the videos as a classroom assignment as well as background resources for your students’ research.

“This was an amazing opportunity for my students to use what we study in geography and apply it to the real world outside of the walls of the classroom. They are so motivated for this project and I fully intend to continue this annually because of the incredible value it has for their learning.”
—Teacher, Shorewood WI

The World of 7 Billion video contest is a great fit for: general Social Studies and Science classes, Biology, Global Studies, Media Literacy/Communications, AP Human Geography, AP Environmental Science, and more!

More about the World of 7 Billion contest

Over the course of nine years, the contest has successfully engaged nearly 19,000 student filmmakers on the impacts of population. Thousands of students are now more aware of the vast connections between population and so many of today’s pressing global challenges. Watch last year’s winners now!