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. 2023 marked the 19th year of the competition and we invited middle and high school students to create a short documentary addressing the theme: "If you were a newly elected member of Congress, which issue would be your first priority and why?"

12th grade students Drew Lindsey & Johnny Wells from Ben Barber Innovation Academy in Mansfield, Texas won 2nd Prize for their documentary on career and technical education, "Opportunity." As 2nd Prize winners, the duo will receive $1,500 in prize money.

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

"“At Spectrum, we understand the importance of investing in programs that make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve,” said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum brand of connectivity services. “By encouraging young adults to explore important issues through video, C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition helps empower future generations to become active and informed citizens. We congratulate Drew and Johnny for the exemplary production skills and the passion and creativity they demonstrated through their winning documentary.”

More Information:
WATCH: Opportunity by Drew Lindsey & Johnny Wells

Congratulatory Message - Mansfield, Texas City Councilmember Julie Short

Congratulatory Message - Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Kimberley Cantu

Congratulatory Message - Congressman Roger Willams

Congratulatory Message - Mansfield ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Dr. Leigh Ann Tamplen

Congratulatory Message - Venus ISD Curricilum Director Ann-Marie Morgan

Texas Governor Greg Abbott presents the duo with a Certificate of Special Recognition

As 2nd Prize winners, Drew & Johnny will receive $1,500 for their work

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