C-SPAN's StudentCam | Student Documentary Competition

by C-SPAN Education Foundation
(Washington, DC)

Submission deadline: January 20, 2020

Cash Prizes: $100,000 USD

What Is StudentCam?

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.

This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the new 2020 competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

With cash prizes totaling $100,000 each year, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors. Since 2004, C-SPAN has awarded over $1 million dollars in cash prizes to past winning students and teachers.

Past Winners

Grand Prize Winner - 2019 C-SPAN StudentCam: What it Means to be American

(1ST PLACE) C-SPAN StudentCam 2019 | Comfortably Numb: Honoring America’s Right to a #FreePress

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