Four SIS Student Groups Named Finalists in The World of 7 Billion Video Contest

UPDATE 4.24.19:  Group #42 (Eleanor Bennett, Noa Biener & Lucy Benevides) was just announced as an award winner!

Four Shorewood Intermediate School student video groups were named top 10 finalists in The World of 7 Billion Video Contest, an international contest open to grades 6-12 with over 6,000 entrants annually.

The World of 7 Billion Video Contest, now in its third year at Shorewood Intermediate School, is a competition that all seventh grade students participate in through their World Geography class. Students are tasked with educating people about a problem and proposing a solution to the problem in a 60-second video submission.

This year, students investigated how population growth impacts people and the environment in the specific categories of preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, and protecting human rights.

Up to this point, SIS has generated four finalists and three prize winning videos, and this year there’s a record four finalist videos which are up for consideration as prize winners. Each of the top 10 finalists will be judged within their category and then prize winning videos will be selected by early May. The top two category award winners will each win a cash prize and their work will be featured in The World of 7 Billion websites and Population Connection publications.

The four SIS finalists are:

Group #45: Giancarlo Colella & Judah Munter
(Category: Preserving Biodiversity)

Group #60: Noah Loomis, Max Schmaling & Zhi Kaster-Schroeder
(Category: Sustainable Resource Use)

Group #20: Adelais Burkholder, Irene Nolde & Eloise Bejma
(Category: Protecting Human Rights)

Group #42: Lucy Benevides, Noa Biener & Eleanor Bennett
(Category: Protecting Human Rights)

View all of the student videos here.