The Edmond Sun

December 27, 2013

Student video contest offers $1,000 top prizes


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — A national grassroots group is offering high school students in the United States and abroad the chance to win $1,000 and other cash prizes in a student video contest.

Population Connection, the nation’s largest grassroots population organization, is again hosting its “World of 7 Billion” student video contest. Students in grades 9-12 (or the age equivalent) are asked to create a 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. Cash prizes will be awarded to four winners in each topic area. Three grand prize winners will receive $1,000. Participating teachers will receive free classroom resources. The deadline for video submission is Feb. 21, 2014.

For full contest rules or to see previous winning videos, please visit www.worldof7billion.org.