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.

8th grade students Anaika Walia & Raeva Parikh from Castilleja School in Palo Alto won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Our Lives Matter More Than Gun Rights." The duo will share $750 in prize money.

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Palo Alto, 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 Beth Hester, Vice President of External Affairs, Comcast California. "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 $750 in prize money for their win

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

Rep. Anna Eshoo - Congratulatory Message

State Sen. Marc Berman - Congratulatory Message

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Member Dr. Shannon Frattaroli - Congratulatory Message

Columbia University Associate Professor of Health Education Dr. Sonali Rajan - Congratulatory Message

City Council Member Greg Tanaka - Congratulatory Message