Thursday, 6 February 2014

Did you know that the world population hit seven billion people in 2011?

There are over 7 billion people sharing the planet and we live in an increasingly connected world. In our global society, population pressures can affect our ability to sustainably use the earth’s resources and improve living conditions for all of the world’s people. Considering the interdependence of people and the planet, create a short (60 seconds or less) video that illustrates the connection between population growth and one of the following global challenges: climate change, global poverty, or water sustainability.

All high school students are eligible to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded to videos in each of the three topic areas.

The deadline for submitting videos is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Here's how...

Choose Issue
Make the connection between world population growth and ONE of the following: Climate Change, Global Poverty, or Water Sustainability.

Research the Issue
To start your research, check out the Background Reading associated with the topic you’ve chosen. Conduct additional resource as well – here are some Research Resources to get you started.

Learn about Filmmaking
Short films can be a great educational tool.

Create Your Video
Before you get going, take a look at the FAQs and the Judging Rubric. Also be sure to familiarize yourself with the Official Rules and Guidelines of the contest. Most of all, have fun!

For details visit http://www.worldof7billion.org/student_video_contest

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