C-Span's StudentCam

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Global Affairs, US Government Affairs, video

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Jan 20, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

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.

With cash prizes totaling $100,000 each year, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors. Since 2004, C-SPAN has awarded over $1 million dollars in cash prizes to past winning students and teachers.

Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the annual competition theme. Documentaries are submitted to the StudentCam review panel who select winners at each level. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

Middle School entries will be judged nationally against all of their peers from across the country. High School entries will be judged regionally against their peers in one of 3 Regions (West/Central/East), based on the state of the school that the student(s) attend. A map of the 3 High School regions can be found here. Prize recipients will be determined by judges selected by C-SPAN and the judges' decisions will be final.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.studentcam.org/

Managing Organization: National Cable Satellite Corporation

Contact:

educate@c-span.org
1-800-523-7586

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>The competition is open to all students in grades 6-12. Grades 6-8 compete in the Middle School category, and grades 9-12 compete in the High School category. For more information, visit our Prizes page.</li> <li>Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.</li> <li>Documentaries must include clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN video that relate to the chosen topic.</li> <li>Winning StudentCam documentaries will thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints related to the chosen topic, including those that may oppose the filmmakers points of view. We recommend that you interview experts on your chosen subject.</li> <li>Documentaries must be between 5-6 minutes in length. *End credits, if applicable, must begin after the 5-minute mark but are permitted to run longer than the allotted 6-minute time frame.</li> <li>Entries must include either end credits or a works cited list.</li> </ul>

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Jan 20, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

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.

With cash prizes totaling $100,000 each year, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors. Since 2004, C-SPAN has awarded over $1 million dollars in cash prizes to past winning students and teachers.

Process

Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the annual competition theme. Documentaries are submitted to the StudentCam review panel who select winners at each level. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

Criteria

Middle School entries will be judged nationally against all of their peers from across the country. High School entries will be judged regionally against their peers in one of 3 Regions (West/Central/East), based on the state of the school that the student(s) attend. A map of the 3 High School regions can be found here. Prize recipients will be determined by judges selected by C-SPAN and the judges' decisions will be final.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.studentcam.org/

Managing Organization: National Cable Satellite Corporation

Contact:

educate@c-span.org
1-800-523-7586

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>The competition is open to all students in grades 6-12. Grades 6-8 compete in the Middle School category, and grades 9-12 compete in the High School category. For more information, visit our Prizes page.</li> <li>Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.</li> <li>Documentaries must include clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN video that relate to the chosen topic.</li> <li>Winning StudentCam documentaries will thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints related to the chosen topic, including those that may oppose the filmmakers points of view. We recommend that you interview experts on your chosen subject.</li> <li>Documentaries must be between 5-6 minutes in length. *End credits, if applicable, must begin after the 5-minute mark but are permitted to run longer than the allotted 6-minute time frame.</li> <li>Entries must include either end credits or a works cited list.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Jan 20, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York