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 Jacari Dillard & Erial Malone from Ramsay IB High School in Birmingham, Alabama won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Inflation, A Losing Game."
C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Birmingham, 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 these students for the exemplary production skills and the passion and creativity they demonstrated through this year’s winning documentary.”
- Press Release: Birmingham Students Win Top Prize in C-SPAN Video Documentary Competition
- Image: Erial Malone and Jacari Dillard (JPEG)
WATCH: Inflation, A Losing Game by Jacari Dillard & Erial Malone
As 3rd prize winners, the Erial and Jacari 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