World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest 2018-2019

Applications are open for the World of 7 Billion – Student Video Contest 2018-2019 funded by the World of 7 Billion – Population Education Teaching Resources. The competition is open to any middle or high school students who are in grade 6-12, or the international equivalent.

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights. The total prize money fund of the 2018–2019 Contest is $7,500.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Any middle or high school student (grade 6-12, or the international equivalent) is free to enter.
  • Students may be located anywhere in the world.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://www.worldof7billion.org/entry-form/

Rules:

  • Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Preserving Biodiversity, Sustainable Resource Use, Protecting Human Rights.
  • All videos must include:
    • how population growth impacts the issue
    • at least one idea for a sustainable solution.
  • All entries must be a digital video.
  • Each entry must focus on one of the following global challenges as it relates to population growth:
    • Preserving Biodiversity
    • Sustainable Resource Use
    • Protecting Human Rights
  • Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals.
  • The length of the video should not exceed 60 seconds (one minute), not including the 10-second title screen.
  • All entries should begin with a 10-second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information:
  • Lead Producer’s name
  • School name
  • School city, state
  • Title of video
  • Total running time (not including the 10-second title screen)
  • All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source.
  • Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.
  • if chosen as a finalist, you must submit a list of your sources, properly cited.
  • each video must have one lead producer to serve as the main point of contact. Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest.
  • Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • No professional assistance is allowed.
  • Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors or cameramen but not content contributors.
  • All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.

Benefits:

Awards will be presented as follows:

Challenge: “Preserving Biodiversity”

  • High School
    • One (1) First Place: $1,000
    • One (1) Second Place: $500
    • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250
  • Middle School
    • One (1) First Place: $500
    • One (1) Runner Up: $250
  • 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).

Challenge: “Sustainable Resource Use”

  • High School
    • One (1) First Place: $1,000
    • One (1) Second Place: $500
    • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250
  • Middle School
    • One (1) First Place: $500
    • One (1) Runner Up: $250

Challenge: “Protecting Human Rights”

  • High School
    • One (1) First Place: $1,000
    • One (1) Second Place: $500
    • Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250
  • Middle School
    • One (1) First Place: $500
    • One (1) Runner Up: $250

Application Deadline:

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm (eastern time, US) on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Winners will be announced no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

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