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World of 7 billion Student Video Contest by United Nations

Last date to apply

28 February 2019

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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: Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent).
  • Keeping in mind the interdependence of people and the planet, create a short (60 seconds or less) video that about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges. 

What are the three challenges of Video Contest?

  • Preserving Biodiversity – Habitat destruction/fragmentation, ecosystem diversity, coral reefs, deforestation, pollinators, extinction, invasive species
  • Sustainable Resource Use – Energy, fossil fuel use, single-use products, diet, overfishing, global inequities in consumption
  • Protecting Human Rights – Poverty, barriers to education, women and girls, forced migration, environmental/social justice, economic security

All video must include the following thing

  • How population growth impacts the issue
  • At least one idea for a sustainable solution.

World of 7 Billion Video Contest Dates 2019

Events Dates
Start to upload Video 1 September 2018
Last date to upload Video

28 February 2019

List of Top 10 finalist 

8 April 2019

Notification of Winners 7 May 2019


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 6 to 12
  • Nationality: Students may be located anywhere in the world.
  • Educational Qualification: Any high school student (grade 6  - 12 or its international equivalent) is free to enter.

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Reward

 Prizes 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


Cash Prizes 

Best in State (x50)

  • 50 cash prizes will be awarded to the best video in each state.

Best International by Region

  • Six cash prizes will be awarded to the best international video by world region (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, South America).

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 Media Release form, and, when applicable, Actor Release Form, to Population Connection. 
  • 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

  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Resource Use
  • Protecting Human Rights

World of 7 Billion Video Contest Selection 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? Does the video explain why the chosen topic is important on a global scale?
35%  Memorable/Interesting: How well does the video draw in the viewer and keep their attention? Is the video original and innovative?
20%  Logical Solution: Is the solution offered appropriate and supported by your claims?
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 7 May 2019. A complete list of winners, along with the winning videos, will be posted at www.Worldof7Billion.org

World of 7 billion Student Video Contest Contact Details

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







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