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StudentCam Prize Winners

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 were asked to create a 5-6 minute long video exploring the issue they most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.

12th grade student Philip Avdey from Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California won 3rd Prize for his documentary about space exploration, "Frontier." Philip will receive $750 in prize money for his win.

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Pleasanton, C-SPAN is available locally through Comcast.

"Despite the educational challenges students faced this year, these local winners showed creativity, resourcefulness and a strong work ethic to create documentaries addressing important issues on both the local and national level," said Beth Hester, Vice President of External Affairs, Comcast California. "Comcast continues to be committed to strengthening our communities through educational programs, including our longstanding partnership with C-SPAN and StudentCam."

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WATCH: FRONTIER



Philip will receive $750 in prize money for his win



C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain present Philip with a Certificate of Special Recognition



Mayor Karla Brown - Congratulatory Message



Chabot Space & Science Center Astronomer Gerald McKeegan - Congratulatory Message



Chabot Space & Science Center Astronomer Ben Buress - Congratulatory Message



Superintendent David Haglund - Congratulatory Message



The Pleasant Grove City Council recognize Philip's win during their monthly meeting



State Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan presents Philip with a Certificate of Special Recognition