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?"

9th grade students Adi Parekh, Matthew Fields, & Owen Provencher from Inderkum High School in Sacramento, California won 3rd Prize for their documentary on healthcare costs, "The Cost to Survive."

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

"Comcast is honored to be continuing our long-standing partnership with C-SPAN and StudentCam, working to grow middle and high school students’ interest and engagement in the political process," said Beth Hester, Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast California. "A huge congratulations to the local winners for representing California. Your hard work and creativity make us proud."

More Information:
WATCH: The Cost to Survive by Adi Parekh, Matthew Fields, & Owen Provencher

Congratulatory Message - Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

Congratulatory Message - University of Washington Principal lecturer emeritus, Department of Health Systems & Population Health Aaron Katz

As 3rd prize winners, Adi, Matthew, & Owen will receive a $750 cash prize

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