World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest

On Behalf of the World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest


This year’s challenge:

Students will create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges:


  • Climate Change
  • Ocean Health
  • Rapid Urbanization


The contest is open to all high school and middle school students (6th -12th grade) worldwide and the deadline for submissions is February 23, 2017.


I’ve provided some short blurbs below that you can share with your teachers. It would be great to have them included in the West Virginia Geographic Alliance newsletter or website, sent out on your ListServ, or posted on social media! You could also share the contest flyer to provide even more information on the contest as a teaching resource.


Thank you for your help!


Katie Luoma

Population Education

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World of 7 Billion Video Contest

Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your middle school high school geography classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges: either climate change, ocean health, or rapid urbanization. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 23, 2017. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at


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The World of 7 Billion student video contest makes a great class project using current issues that impact us all. There are new topics but the same great prizes and resources. Open to all middle and high schoolers!



World of 7 Billion video contest from @PopulationEd. Students tackle global challenges & win prize $. Due 2/23/17.