PMC’s Scholarship Video Contest is Back for 2019

February 19, 2019 • News

Last year, Population Media Center awarded $4,000 USD in prizes to the winners of the “One Planet, Many People” video contest for 14-18 year olds around the world. Last year’s contest saw hundreds of amazing entries focused on exploring how a rapidly growing human population might impact the world and how education, gender equality, or other changes can slow, end, or reverse population growth. PMC is bringing the video contest back for a fifth year in 2019 and we are excited to see the quality and quantity of entries we will receive this year.

Last year, the contest went international and PMC saw an abundance of entries from all over the world, including the $1,000 grand prize winner, Uwadione Esther from St. Mulumba Catholic College in Lagere, Nigeria for her entry, “Ending the Recurring Cycle.” Ray Harper, third place winner, spoke about this unique opportunity: “This contest, I found, was a way to unify my passions of filmmaking and editing with environmental sustainability, among the most important issues we must face, together. Thank you again for this incredible opportunity!”

“The contest serves as an incentive to stimulate students to participate in a project-based learning opportunity that allows them to express their creativity while they learn some basics about population and sustainability,” said Keith Kaback, M.D., Director of Population Media Center’s video contest.

This year, PMC will be awarding scholarships of $1,000 USD to each of the four contest winners along with the chance for winning videos to be featured on the Population Media Center website. Students should create a video no more than 60 seconds in length exploring the impacts of human population growth on their neighborhood, city, state, country, or on our planet. The contest is open to high school seniors and college undergrads who will attend college in 2019 – all entries must be submitted here in digital format by 11:59 PM EST on April 15, 2019.

If you’re thinking about entering PMC’s “One Planet, Many People” video contest this year check out some of our important links below:

Please contact us if you have any questions about this year’s contest. We look forward to seeing some inspiring work!


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