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 Sadie Parker & Ruby Kirk from Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Our Earth's Emergency."
C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Philadelphia, 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 Stephanie L. Kosta, regional vice president of government affairs for Comcast’s Freedom Region. "A huge congratulations to these winning students on the hard work and creativity it took to produce these award-winning documentaries."
- Press Release: Philadelphia Area Students Win Prizes in C-SPAN Video Documentary Competition (Google Doc)
- Image: Sadie Parker & Ruby Kirk (JPEG)
|Our Earth's Emergency by Sadie Parker & Ruby Kirk
As 3rd prize winners, Ruby and Sadie 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