Population Media Center - One Planet Many People Scholarship Video Contest

A scholarship video contest titled “One Planet, Many People” by the Population Media Center (PMC) shall offer a total of $20,000 in scholarships for its winners.

For the competition, PMC requires students to create a short video timed at 60 seconds or less that explores how a growing human population may cause problems for humanity and our planet.

Winners of the said contest will consequently receive scholarship money to cover tuition costs as they complete their undergraduate studies. However, the amount will be sent directly to the undergraduate colleges where the winners plan on attending.

In total, PMC will award four scholarships worth $2,000 each and twelve scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Contest submission timeline: March 15, 2021 until July 15, 2021

Population Media Center raises awareness and action on reproductive health, girls’ education, and environmental sustainability. | Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels

What is Population Media Center?

PMC is a nonprofit working to help build a sustainable planet with equal rights for all by creating hit entertainment that changes lives. In addition, they work on critical issues such as reproductive health, girls’ education, and environmental sustainability.

Through their work, Population Media Center has impacted more than 500 million people in more than 50 countries across the globe.

Eligibility Requirements for the Scholarship Video Contest

Contestants must be high school seniors or college undergraduates who will attend college in 2021 or 2022. Adults planning to return to school are also welcome. Students of all nationalities are welcome to participate. They may also choose to form a team and submit a video together.

Additionally, students who have previously joined the competition are allowed to enter again, as long as they submit new content.

Please do note that professional assistance is not allowed for the scholarship video contest. As such, PMC will be requesting the competition winners to certify that they did not use professional assistance to complete their video.

A $1,000 scholarship prize-winning entry from Stacy Ayraud, attending Samuel Merritt University.

One Planet, Many People Contest Rules

Video Submission

Video entries for the scholarship contest should be uploaded to YouTube. Prior to submission, the contestant must have already completed the official online entry form.

On another note, the entrants should save a personal copy of the submitted video and be certain that the video is not “privacy protected” so that it can be viewed by PMC’s judges and other audiences. In turn, the contest videos will be judged solely on their content in the English language.

Contest Video Length and Title Screen

Videos should not exceed 60 seconds in length, including the title screen. Furthermore, video submissions should include a brief title screen that contains the contest title “One Planet, Many People”. The contest must also enter their name and a separate official title of the video.

A $1,000 scholarship prize-winning entry from Isabella Duccini, attending University of Northern Iowa.

Video Equipment

Scholarship video entries may be produced on any equipment available to the student. This includes cell phones, video cameras, and computers. The output may be in color or black and white, with or without sound, and with or without animation.


Winners of the scholarship video contest will be selected by a panel of judges named by PMC. Some entries will also be selected for public viewing, and one of the $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to the submission which receives the most views on the PMC website.


For full details, please visit PMC’s One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest Rules. Further questions not covered within the FAQs page and contest rules should be directed to the video contest coordinators.

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