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?"

8th grade students Eva Sledge & Cassidy Waters from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown, Maryland won 2nd Prize for their documentary, "Food for Thought: Universal School Meals." As a 2nd Prize winners, the duo will share $1,500 in prize money.

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

"It is truly an inspiration to hear young voices tackle important issues in such creative and thoughtful ways," said Misty Allen, Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. "Comcast is proud to once again partner with C-SPAN for its StudentCam competition and help recognize Eva and Cassidy for their outstanding achievement."

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WATCH: Food for Thought: Universal School Meals by Eva Sledge & Cassidy Waters

Congratulatory Message - Maryland Hunger Solutions Director Michael J. Wilson and Senior Anti-Hunger Program Associate Julia Gross

Congratulatory Message - Montgomery County, Maryland Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe

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

As 2nd Prize winners, Cassidy and Eva will receive $1,500