Student Contests

February 22, 2018

Population Connection is just a couple of weeks away from launching the 2017-2018 World of 7 Billion student video contest, again open to all students grades 6-12. We've been busy picking this year's contest topics, writing background readings, and compiling resources for student participants and can't wait to share them with you.

Deadline: Ongoing

Hybrid cars? Organic food? Solar and wind energy? Pay-as-you-throw trash programs? Required recycling? If you have a plan to save the world, we want to hear about it. And if you know a lot about a current problem facing the planet - pollution, overpopulation, natural resource consumption/destruction - share your thoughts with others by writing a persuasive essay.

Submissions Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Witnessing Change Video Competition gives students the chance to work with members of their own communities to document the climate impacts currently happening in America and to tell powerful stories about the costs of climate disruption. There are two separate competitions for high school and college.

Submissions Deadline: June 19, 2017

This Competition is made possible by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program, which supports projects that use outreach and education to inspire people to reduce and prevent marine debris. Middle and High School students are invited to participate. The goal of this Competition is to reduce or prevent marine debris from entering our oceans and watersheds by: 1. increasing public awareness about marine debris issues, and 2. carrying out real-world projects to address these issues in local communities.