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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.

10th grade students Shairee Arora & Aarushi Gupta from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Educate, Protect, Elect: The LGBTQ+ Community in 2021." This is Shairee and Aarushi's 3rd time winning a prize in StudentCam and they will receive another $750 in prize money for their win.

Watch their previous winning documentaries here: C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Rockville, C-SPAN is available locally through Comcast.

"Despite the educational challenges students faced this school 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 Misty Allen, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. "Comcast always looks forward to working with longstanding partners like C-SPAN and StudentCam to strengthen our communities through educational programs.”

More Information:
WATCH: Educate, Protect, Elect: The LGBTQ+ Community in 2021



The team will receive $750 in prize money for their win



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



Gov. Larry Hogan - Congratulatory Letter



Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) presents the duo with a Certificate of Special Recognition



LGBTQ Bar Association Program Officer Judi O’Kelley - Congratulatory Message



Montgomery County, MD School Board Member Shebra Evans - Congratulatory Message



Montgomery County, MD Councilmember Evan Glass - Congratulatory Message



Rockville City Councilmember Monique Ashton and Mayor Bridget Newton - Congratulatory Message



Montgomery County, MD Councilmember Sidney Katz - Congratulatory Message