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World of 7 Billion Video Contest 2016

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What is World of 7 Billion Video Contest 2016?

Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Deforestation, Public Health, or Water Scarcity. All videos must include:

a) how population growth impacts the issue and

b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme within your topic. Possible subthemes include:

  • Deforestation – erosion, clearing for agriculture/pasture, impacts on climate, biodiversity or habitat loss
  • Public Health – spread of communicable disease, air quality, sanitation, maternal/reproductive health
  • Water Scarcity – aquifer depletion, water conflicts, pollution, impact on girls’ education, irrigation

Deadline for submissions: Thursday February 25, 2016.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students of class 6 to 12 are eligible to apply.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by post only.

FAQs

Who can enter?

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.

When is the deadline for submissions?

All entries must be uploaded by 5:00 pm (eastern time, US) on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

What will I be judged on?

The videos will be judged by topic with winners in each global challenge area. See the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric for more details about how the entries will be judged.

What are the prizes?

Awards will be presented as follows:

Challenge topic: “Deforestation”

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 topic: “Public Health”

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 topic: “Water Scarcity”

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

Will I receive feedback on my video entry?

Due to the number of entries, only the winning videos will receive feedback on the content of their entry.

When will finalists be chosen?

Finalists from each global challenge area will be notified by Monday, April 4, 2016. Reminder: a finalist is not a winner. Being chosen as a finalist means that your video was voted into the Top Ten and will go on to be judged by our panel of experts. There will not be a general announcement of finalists.

When will winners be announced?

All winners will be notified directly no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2016. A complete list of winners, along with the winning videos, will be posted atwww.Worldof7Billion.org.

How many people can work on one video?

There is no limit to the number of students who can work on a video. However, the video must be entered under one name ONLY (the Lead Producer). Recognition and prizes will be given to the lead producer and all those listed as co-producers on the entry form.

What forms do I need to fill out, and where should I send them?

There are no paper forms needed to enter a video. You will need to fill out the online Entry Form when you upload your video (you’ll be prompted to the form after you click the “Upload” button). If your video is chosen as a finalist, you will need to submit a signed Parent Permission Form and a signed Actor Release Form (for each person who appears in your video). Finalist videos CANNOT be awarded a prize unless the necessary forms are received.

How many entries can I submit?

As many as you want! We will judge each entry individually. Keep in mind, it is better to spend more time perfecting one great video than turning in several mediocre videos.

In what format should I submit my project?

All videos should be entered in digital format. We will not accept audio-only recordings or videos recorded on VHS tapes.

How do I submit my video?

Once you have perfected your video, Upload It Here. First, fill out the online entry form information. Then, you’ll need to browse your computer files, choose your video, and upload just as you would an email attachment. Let us know if you have any technical problems.

What equipment do I need?

You can use any equipment that you have. Use a still camera to make a photo montage or stop-motion animation, or use an iPod, flip camera, or video camera to make a motion picture. When you are putting your media together, there are several types of editing software that you can use. iMovie comes free on all Macs and is very easy to use. Ask your teacher if your school has access to a Mac computer lab. If you have a PC, check to see if it has Windows Movie Maker, or download it free online. You may also be able to get free trials of editing software through Sony’s Vegas Products or Pinnacle Studio. However, these are a little more technical and may require some time to learn how to use. Remember that we are judging entries based more on content than on style, and so you shouldn’t worry if you don’t have experience with these technologies. You can make a great video with even the most basic equipment.

I’ve never created a video before – can you help me organize my message?

Yes! Visit our Tips for Your Video Entry page to guide you as you start the process. As you gain an understanding of the global challenge, be sure to work through theSustainable Solution Organizer to draft and revise your message.

I don’t know much about this global challenge. Where can I learn more? Can you give me some ideas about where to start?

Begin with the Background Reading associated with your selected global challenge. You can then find additional resources for conducting your research at ourResearch Page.

Do I need to cite my sources?

Yes, all information presented in the video must be properly cited, giving credit to the original source. If your video is chosen as a finalist, you will be required to submit a list of all sources used.

Can I use copyrighted materials?

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. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials. You may write your own music or use “stock” music that is included in some editing software. If you choose to write your own music, make sure you have the composer sign the Actor Release Form.

Can entries be disqualified?

Yes. If there is inappropriate content, use of copyrighted materials, problems with length, or lack of the appropriate forms, we will have to disqualify your entry. If you are unsure whether an item is copyrighted or inappropriate, run it by your parents or teachers. If there are still questions, just don’t use it. Better safe than sorry!

How involved can parents be?

This is a high school student contest, and therefore, all of the research, writing, and editing should be done by students. If you want a parent or teacher to act in your film or hold the camera while you act, that is fine. However, you are the director of your film and all content should be yours alone!

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Contact Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org if you have any questions. You can also ask your teacher for guidance or extra resources.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All entries must be a digital video.
  2. Each entry must focus on ONE of following global challenges as it relates to population growth:
    • Deforestation
    • Public Health
    • Water Scarcity
  3. Students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals.
  4. The length of the video should not exceed 60 seconds (one minute), not including the 10 second title screen (see #5).
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. There is no entry fee.
  9. Entries may be submitted through the website starting on September 1, 2015. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm (eastern time, US) on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Winners will be announced no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
  10. All entries must be submitted in digital format.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.
  14. IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST you must submit a signed/completed Parent Permission Form and a signed/completed Actor Release Form for each person appearing in your video. Forms can be scanned/emailed to: Worldof7Billion@populationconnection.org; faxed to 202-332-2302; or mailed to: Population Connection, Attn: World of 7 Billion, 2120 L Street NW #500, Washington, DC 20037.
  15. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Population Connection in its sole and conclusive determination.
  16. The judges’ decision is final. Entries will be judged by topic, with winners in each of the three global challenge areas: Extinction, Farmland, and Education. Decisions will be made based on the World of 7 Billion Judging Rubric.
  17. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Population Connection will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  18. Awards will be presented as follows:Challenge topic: “Deforestation”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 topic: “Public Health”

    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 topic: “Water Scarcity”

    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
  19. Students should keep at least one copy of their video. Population Connection is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  20. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
    • Entrants grant Population Connection the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    • Entrants also grant Population Connection the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
    • Population Connection maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  21. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Population Connection and all Population Connection employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  22. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.

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