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 student Sesh Sudarshan from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia won 2nd Prize for his documentary on the federal recognition of religious holidays, "E Pluribus Unum: Who Gets Represented in America?" As a 2nd Prize winner, Sesh will receive $1,500 in prize money.

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

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WATCH: E Pluribus Unum: Who Gets Represented in America? by Sesh Sudarshan

Congratulatory Message - Governor Glenn Youngkin

Congratulatory Message - Senator Mark Warner

Congratulatory Message - Falls Church City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan

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

As a 2nd Prize winner, Sesh will receive $1,500 for his work