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. This year students were asked to create a 5-6 minute long video exploring the issue they most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.

11th grade students Alan Zhou & Kyler Wang from Sunset High School and Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon won 2nd Prize for their documentary about political division and partisanship, "Finding Common Ground." As 2nd Prize winners, the duo will share $1,500 in prize money.

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

"Despite the educational challenges students faced this year, these local winners showed creativity, resourcefulness and a strong work ethic to create documentaries addressing important issues on both the local and national level," said Rebecca Brown, Director of Community Impact in Oregon and SW Washington. "Comcast continues to be committed to strengthening our communities through educational programs, including our longstanding partnership with C-SPAN and StudentCam."

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The duo will share $1,500 in prize money for their win

Pictured (l-r): Kyler Wang and Alan Zhou

Oregon Governor Kate Brown - Congratulatory Message

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici - Congratulatory Message

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell - Congratulatory Message

Former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman - Congratulatory Message

State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Heyward - Congratulatory Message

State Representative Lisa Reynolds - Congratulatory Message

Portland, OR Superintendent David Roy - Congratulatory Message

Beaverton, OR Superintendent Don Grotting - Congratulatory Message

Lincoln High School Principal Peyton Chapman - Congratulatory Message

Representative Earl Blumenauer - Congratulatory Letter

Senator Jeff Merkley - Congratulatory Letter

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