C-SPAN Documentary Contest Challenges Students

For its ninth annual StudentCam contest, C-SPAN is asking middle and high school students to identify the most important issue the president should consider in 2013, and then create a short video documentary explaining why. The competition is designed to encourage students to think seriously about issues that affect the nation.

The grand prize winner with the best overall entry will be awarded $5,000, with cash prize awards of $250, $500, $750, $1,500 and $3,000 for runners-up in both middle and high school categories. The deadline for entries is Jan. 18, with winners announced in March. The top 27 winning videos will air on C-SPAN in April.

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.