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 Kennedy Coffin & Ella Hoskin from Matoaca Middle School in South Chesterfield, Virginia won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Aim for What? Finding the Balance Between Gun Violence and Rights." The team will share $750 in prize money for their win.

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

"Despite the educational challenges students faced this school 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 Misty Allen, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. "Comcast always looks forward to working with longstanding partners like C-SPAN and StudentCam to strengthen our communities through educational programs."

More Information:
WATCH: Aim for What? Finding the Balance Between Gun Violence and Rights

The team 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

Representative Donald McEachin - Congratulatory Message

Governor Ralph Northam - Certificate of Special Recognition

Delegate Carrie Coyner - Congratulatory Message

School Board Member Ryan Harter - Congratulatory Message

District Supervisor Kevin Carroll - Congratulatory Message for Ella

County Executive Dr. Casey - Congratulatory Message for Kennedy