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 Megan Stallard from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Germantown, Maryland won 3rd Prize for her documentary, "Changing the Climate: The Urgent Need for Carbon Emissions Legislation in the U.S.."

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Germantown, 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 these students for their outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: Changing the Climate: The Urgent Need for Carbon Emissions Legislation in the U.S. by Megan Stallard

Congratulatory Message - Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando

Congratulatory Message - Montgomery County, Maryland Councilmember Marilyn Balcombe

Certificate of Special Recognition - Senator Ben Cardin

Certificate of Special Recognition - Senator Chris Van Hollen

Certificate of Special Recognition - Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass

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

As a 3rd Prize winner, Megan will receive $750