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?"

The team of 11th grade students Sophia Deng & Brianna Akuamoah-Boateng from Poolesville High School in Maryland won 3rd Prize for their documentary on environmental concerns related to the Chesapeake Bay, "Education: The Bay's Greatest Defense"

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Montgomery County, Maryland, 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 on their outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: Education: The Bay's Greatest Defense by Sophia Deng & Brianna Akuamoah-Boateng

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

Congratulatory Message - Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando

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

As 3rd Prize winners, the duo will receive $750 for their work