2018-19 World of 7 Billion Contest Highlights

The World of 7 Billion contest is a project of the Population Education program, provider of K-12 classroom resources and professional development opportunities. This year, over 5,500 students from 43 different countries and 47 U.S. states participated in the contest. Students submitted videos that highlighted the environmental and human rights impacts of our growing world population.

Watch a selection of the winning videos below, and check out some of the great news coverage they’re getting!

For more information about the contest and to view other 2018-2019 student video winners, click here.


Jade Christman – “Women of Action” (1st Place)

Forsyth County News: This South Forsyth High student’s video tackling women’s issues won an international competition

Cumming, GA Patch.com: South Forsyth Senior Wins First In International Video Contest

Lucy Barretto – “Barriers to Education: Menstrual Health” (2nd Place)

KTVU: Lucy Barretto on the 4pm news


Eleanor Bennett, Lucille Benavides and Noa Biener – “Coltan: A Conflict Mineral” (Middle School – 1st Place)

Shorewood, WI Patch.com: 3 Shorewood Students Win National Video Contest

FOX 6 Now: ‘Coltan’ video made by Shorewood Middle School Students Wins Worldwide Contest


Ruby Ha – “In Your Backyard” (1st Place)

The Record: Teaneck student wins first place in worldwide video contest


Kevin Florio and Jake Florio – “Single-Use Plastics” (Honorable Mention)

The Telegram & Gazette: Florio brothers’ video earns top marks

Robert Reed, Lily Bailey, Cecilia Pike, Skylar Condon and Alex Ladd – “Sprinkles” (Best Video from Maine)

Sun Journal: Contest video made by Spruce Mountain Middle School students is best in Maine

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