C-SPAN StudentCam Documentary Competition

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Global Affairs, US Government Affairs, video

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

http://www.studentcam.org/

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 the top 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisers.

Grand, first and second prize winning documentaries air on the C-SPAN networks during the month of April.

Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short video related to each year's theme. Documentaries must include clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN video that relate to their chosen topic. Winning documentaries will thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints on the topic. We recommend interviewing experts, elected officials and others who can help inform students on their subject. Videos must be between 5-6 minutes in length and free of offensive content. Entries must include either end credits or a works cited list. End credits, if applicable, must begin after the 5-minute mark but are permitted to run longer than the allotted 6-minute time frame. Additional information can be found on the competition's website.

Videos will be evaluated by a panel of educators and C-SPAN representatives based on the thoughtful examination of the competition’s theme, quality of expression, inclusion of varying sides of the documentary’s topic, and effective incorporation of C-SPAN programming.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

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

Managing Organization: C-SPAN Television Networks

Contact:

educate@c-span.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
All students, including home school, virtual, hybrid or in-person who are in grades 6-12, may participate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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 the top 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisers.

Grand, first and second prize winning documentaries air on the C-SPAN networks during the month of April.

Process

Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short video related to each year's theme. Documentaries must include clips of supporting or opposing C-SPAN video that relate to their chosen topic. Winning documentaries will thoroughly explore a variety of viewpoints on the topic. We recommend interviewing experts, elected officials and others who can help inform students on their subject. Videos must be between 5-6 minutes in length and free of offensive content. Entries must include either end credits or a works cited list. End credits, if applicable, must begin after the 5-minute mark but are permitted to run longer than the allotted 6-minute time frame. Additional information can be found on the competition's website.

Criteria

Videos will be evaluated by a panel of educators and C-SPAN representatives based on the thoughtful examination of the competition’s theme, quality of expression, inclusion of varying sides of the documentary’s topic, and effective incorporation of C-SPAN programming.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

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

Managing Organization: C-SPAN Television Networks

Contact:

educate@c-span.org

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
All students, including home school, virtual, hybrid or in-person who are in grades 6-12, may participate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.