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 Sam Bernbaum from Winter Park High School in Florida won 2nd Prize for his documentary on campaign finance, "Cash In Campaigns: The Climb to Candidacy." As a 2nd Prize winner, Sam will receive $1,500 in prize money.

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Winter Park, 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 Sam for the exemplary production skills and the passion and creativity he demonstrated through his winning documentary."

More Information:
WATCH: Cash In Campaigns: The Climb to Candidacy by Sam Bernbaum

Certificate of Special Recognition - Orange County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles

As a 2nd Prize winner, Sam will receive $1,500

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