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World of 7 billion Student Video Contest by United Nations

Last date to apply

5:00 a.m. (IST), 23 February 2017

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About World of 7 billion Student Video Contest

World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest aims to influence public policies, attitudes, and behaviour on national and global population issues and related concerns.

  • Eligibility: All middle school and high school students are eligible to enter the 5th Edition of the competition.
  • Keeping in mind the interdependence of people and the planet, create a short (60 seconds or less) video that shows the connection between population growth and one of the global challenge mentioned below as themes.

Theme: Theme of the competition are as follows. The participant can submit a video on any of the three topics

  1. Climate Change
  2. Ocean Health
  3. Rapid Urbanization

Cash prizes will be awarded to videos in each of the three topic areas.

World of 7 Billion Video Contest Important Dates 2017


Events Dates
Start of Video Upload September 1, 2016
Last date to upload Video February 23, 2017
Notification of Winners May 9, 2017


United Nations

The World of 7 Billion campaign is an educational platform for students and teachers. The United Nations announced October 31, 2011, as the "Day of 7 Billion.

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World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India and Other Countries
Class/ Age Class 9 to 12
  • Nationality: Students may be located anywhere in the world.
  • Educational Qualification: Any high school student (grade 9th  - 12th or its international equivalent) is free to enter.

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Reward

For High School Students 

Prize Total Number of Prizes Amount
First Prize One in each global challenge $ 1000
Second Prize One in each global challenge $ 500
Honourable Mentions Two in each global challenge $250


For Middle School Students


Total Number of Prizes


First Prize

One in each global challenge

$ 500

Runner Up

One in each global challenge

$ 250

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Application form and Process

There are no paper forms needed to enter a video. 

  • Participants will need to fill out the online entry form when you upload your video (you’ll be prompted to the form after you click the “Upload” button). 

Upload Video Here

  • Fill in the details in the form and submit. 
  • If your video is chosen as a finalist, you will need to submit a signed Parent Permission Form and a signed Actor Release Form (for each person who appears in your video).
  • Important to Note: Finalist videos CANNOT be awarded a prize unless the necessary forms are received.

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Selection Process

Entries will be judged by the topic and the winners will be announced for each topic

  • Climate Change
  • Ocean Health
  • Rapid Urbanization

Decisions will be made based on the following Criteria: 

  1. Does the video follow the guidelines?  
  1. Quality of Video 
Weightage Selection Criteria
35% Content Clarity: Does the video clearly make the connection between population and the chosen topic? 
35%  Memorable/Interesting -How well does the video draw in the listener and keep their attention? 
20%  Creativity: Is the video original and something we haven’t seen before? 
10%  Production: What is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)? 

A finalist is not a winner. Being chosen as a finalist means that your video was voted into the Top Ten and will go on to be judged by a panel of experts. 

  • All winners will be notified directly no later than May 9, 2017. A complete list of winners, along with the winning videos, will be posted at www.Worldof7Billion.org

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Address

Population Connection, 2120 L St NW, Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20037

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