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?"

11th grade student Derek Mu from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland won 2nd Prize for his documentary on the benefits of telemedicine, "How Long is it Going to Last?" As a 2nd Prize winner, Derek will receive $1,500 in prize money.

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Silver Spring, 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 Derek Mu on his outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: How Long is it Going to Last? by Derek Mu

Certificate of Special Recognition - Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass

Congratulatory Message - Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando

Certificate of Special Recognition - Senator Ben Cardin

Certificate of Special Recognition - Montgomery County Councilmember Kate Stewart

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

Derek Mu will receive $1,500 for winning 2nd Prize