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Arizona Video Contest Asks Students to Explore Implications of Population Growth

Nov 14, 2016

Population Media Center (PMC) is pleased to announce that the “One Planet, Many People” video contest for Arizona high school students returns for its third consecutive year. The contest is now open and is offering awards of more than $4,000 in prize money. Entries are due by March 6, 2017.

Arizona high school students can win cash prizes by creating a short video (two minutes or less) which examines how a rapidly growing human population may impact the world, Arizona, or the student’s future quality of life. The world has added a billion people since today’s high school seniors entered first grade. Arizona’s population has grown by one third during their lives; another 100,000 Arizona residents are expected in 2017.

“This provides high school students with a chance to learn about a critically important issue and to develop or improve their artistic creativity,” says Keith Kaback, M.D., PMC-Arizona’s Executive Director. “Every year we’ve gotten more applicants and higher quality videos. Who knows? It could be the launch of a student’s career as a film director or producer.”

The contest is hosted by the Arizona Chapter of PMC. The chapter chose to utilize a video contest as an educational tool in light of PMC’s specialization in entertainment-education, which provides role models for behavioral change.In order to participate, students must complete a short entry/parental form. Videos must be submitted in digital format by March 6, 2017. For more information about the contest, please visit www.populationmedia.org/Arizona

About Population Media Center

Population Media Center is a nonprofit leader in entertainment-education, dedicated to women’s rights and empowerment, population stabilization, and the environment. For the past two decades, PMC’s entertainment programming has promoted social and cultural change and has helped 500 million people in more than 50 countries.