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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Students
for Compelling Videos on the Effects of Population Growth

Student Video Contest

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Population Connection - Population Education - World of 7 Billion

Deadline Date:

02/22/22 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Awards of up to $1,200 to USA, Canada, and International students in grades 6 through 12 for short videos that demonstrate environmental or human welfare issues caused by population growth. Videos must focus on one of the following three global issues: ocean health, urbanization, and agriculture and food. Entries must be a digital video, no more than 60 seconds in length. Videos must include information about how population growth impacts the issue and at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:

  • Agriculture and Food – High water use/irrigation; Chemical runoff; Changing diets; Soil health (erosion, desertification, etc); Impacts of climate change (drought, decrease in agricultural productivity, etc.); Habitat loss; Food insecurity; Fossil fuel use
  • Urbanization – Sprawl; Urban poverty and access to services; Overburdened infrastructure (transportation, sanitation, etc.); Water and air quality; Housing/affordability; Access to green space; Rural-to-urban migration
  • Ocean Health – Overfishing; Aquaculture; Loss of ocean biodiversity; Impacts of climate change (sea level rise, ocean acidity, etc.); Mangrove destruction; Dying coral reefs; Aquatic pollution

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177778

Estimated Size of Grant:

Within each topic, awards will be presented as follows:

High School -
One (1) First Place: $1,200
One (1) Second Place: $600
Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $300

Middle School -
One (1) First Place: $600
One (1) Runner Up: $300

Best in State -
50 cash prizes will be awarded to the best video in each U.S. 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).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter. This includes students in public, private and homeschool programs.

Students may be located anywhere in the world. Videos in languages other than English are welcome, but they must include English subtitles.

This is a high school and middle school student contest, and therefore, all of the research, writing, and editing should be done by students. If you want a parent or teacher to act in your film or hold the camera while you act, that is fine. However, you are the director of your film and all content should be yours alone.

There is no limit to the number of students who can work on a video. However, the video must be entered under one name ONLY (the Lead Producer). Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.

Pre-Application Information:

All video submissions must be received by 5:00pm ET on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Winners will be announced on May 10, 2022.

All videos should be entered in digital format. The Foundation will not accept audio-only recordings or videos recorded on VHS tapes.

Rules and Guidelines: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/rules-and-guidelines/
Teachers Get Started: https://www.worldof7billion.org/get-started/
Students Get Started: https://www.worldof7billion.org/get-started-students/
Judging Rubric: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/judging-rubric/
Research Resources: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/research-resources/
15 Tips for Your Video Entry: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/video-tips/
FAQs: https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/frequently-asked-questions/
Activism Toolkit: https://www.worldof7billion.org/activism-toolkit/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Entry Form: https://www.worldof7billion.org/entry-form/

If you run into any problems with the form and/or uploading your video, please email Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org.

Population Education
2120 L St NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20037
Main: 202-332-2200
Toll Free: 1-800-767-1956

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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