C-SPAN Student Documentary Contest Returns


For its 10th annual 2014 StudentCam competition, C-SPAN is asking middle and high school students to create short video documentaries  based on the question “What’s the Most Important Issue the U.S. Congress Should  Consider in 2014?”

Prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to 150 students and 53 teachers. The student with the top video will receive a $5,000 award. His or her teacher will receive $750 to purchase digital video equipment.

Last year Cole Holloway, a student in Suddenlink-served Amarillo, Texas, received an honorable mention award of $250 for his video. Cole’s and all past winners’ videos can be viewed online.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 20.  Winners will be announced in March.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.