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 students Maya Freedman & Ana Deaton from Madison Central High School in Mississippi won 3rd Prize for their documentary on deforestation, "What Lies Beyond the Buildings."

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

"Comcast is thrilled to honor our local winners in the 2023 StudentCam competition," said Jason Gumbs, Regional SVP, Comcast. "What an inspiration to hear young voices tackle such important issues in a creative and thoughtful way. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to these talented students on this outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: What Lies Beyond the Buildings by Maya Freedman & Ana Deaton

Certificate of Special Recognition for Maya - Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler

Certificate of Special Recognition for Ana - Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler

As 3rd prize winners, Maya and Ana will receive a $750 cash prize

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