“World of 7 Billion” Student Video Contest

Teachers around the globe have been using the World of 7 Billion student video contest to promote global learning and provide an opportunity for students to practice 21st century skills.

Who: 6th - 12th graders worldwide

What: Students create a short solution-orientated video connecting human population growth to one of three global challenges. the 2021-2020 topics will be announced Sept. 1, 2021.

When: The contest opens on September 1 and the deadline will be in late February.


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

“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!”
— Student contest participant

“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

Over the course of 10 years, the contest has successfully engaged 22,000 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.

The contest serves as a great small group or individual student project, and 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!