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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 students Kenji Bachmann, Tyler Fraaken & Brady Ball from Urbandale High School in Iowa won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "50 Years Later: The Desire for Equality and the Freedom to Love." The team will share $750 in prize money.

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

"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 Ed Pardini, Senior Vice President, Mediacom. "Mediacom continues to be committed to strengthening our communities through educational programs, including our longstanding partnership with C-SPAN and StudentCam."

More Information:
WATCH: 50 YEARS LATER: THE DESIRE FOR EQUALITY AND THE FREEDOM TO LOVE



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



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



Senator Chuck Grassley - Congratulatory Message



Senator Joni Ernst - Congratulatory Message



Representative Cynthia Axne - Congratulatory Letter



Civil Rights Activist Jim Obergefell - Congratulatory Message



Axios Reporter Linh Ta - Congratulatory Message



Urbandale High School Principal Tim Carver - Congratulatory Message



Iowa State Rep John Forbes - Congratulatory Message



Mayor Bob Andeweg - Congratulatory Letter