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?"

12th grade students Dakota Hendren & Hannah Johnson from Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Banned Books: The Effect of Censorship."

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

"Comcast is proud to continue the long tradition of partnering with C-SPAN to get middle and high school students interested and engaged in the political process through StudentCam," said Michelle Gilbert, Vice President of Public Relations for Comcast in Michigan. "A huge congratulations to these winning students on the hard work and creativity it took to produce these award-winning documentaries."

More Information:
WATCH: Banned Books: The Effect of Censorship by Dakota Hendren & Hannah Johnson

Rep. Haley Stevens presents Dakota with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Rep. Haley Stevens presents Hannah with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

As 3rd prize winners, Dakota & Hannah 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