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 Laila Kwong from RD and Euzelle Smith Middle School in North Carolina won 3rd Prize for her documentary, "Fairness and Inclusion: A Closer Look at Transgender Athletes in Sports."

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Chapel Hill, 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 Laila for the exemplary production skills and the passion and creativity she demonstrated in this year’s winning documentary.”

More Information:
WATCH: Fairness and Inclusion: A Closer Look at Transgender Athletes in Sports by Laila Kwong

Congratulatory Message - Governor Roy Cooper

Congratulatory Message - Rep. Val Foushee

As a 3rd Prize winner, Laila will receive $750 for her work

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