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. The competition, now in its 18th year, invited all middle and high school students to enter by producing a short documentary asking students to explore a federal policy or program and address the theme: "How does the federal government impact your life?"

12th grade student Linnea Gebauer from Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon won 2nd Prize for her documentary on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, "Fire Season." As a 2nd Prize winner, Linnea has won $1,500 in prize money.

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

"Through C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition, young adults can explore and draw attention to issues central to community growth, which aligns with Spectrum’s focus to support and strengthen the towns and cities where we live and work,” said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum brand of Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice services. "We applaud this winning student on the creativity they have demonstrated in their outstanding documentary."

More Information:
WATCH: Fire Season by Linnea Gebauer

Oregon Governor Kate Brown - Congratulatory Message

NPS Division Chief for Fire and Aviation Management Bill Kaage - Congratulatory Message

Klamath Falls City Councilman Todd Andres - Congratulatory Message

Rep. Cliff Bentz - Congratulatory Letter

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

Linnea will receive $1,500 for winning 2nd Prize