StudentCam competition: Grab Your Video Camera

StudentCam competition: Grab Your Video Camera



BendBroadband and C-SPAN are challenging students to grab their video cameras and tell Congress what should top its agenda in 2014.

In partnership with BendBroadband, C-SPAN is calling for entries in its 2014 StudentCam competition. Now in its 10th year, C-SPAN’s national contest invites students in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) to produce five- to seven-minute video documentaries using C-SPAN programming. BendBroadband has been a proud local sponsor of StudentCam since 2008.

The theme of this year’s documentaries is, “A Message to the U.S. Congress: What’s the Most Important Issue Congress Should Consider in 2014?”

This year C-SPAN has doubled the number of prizes it’s awarding as well as the size of its prize purse. The C-SPAN Education Foundation supports the contest by awarding $100,000 in cash prizes. The foundation will grant 150 student awards and 53 teacher awards. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000. Multiple prizes of $3,000, $1,500, $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to students in both school categories.

This year high school students are competing on a regional level; the U.S. is divided into three regions for the contest. Middle school students will continue to be judged on a national basis. The grand prize will be awarded to the best overall entry. For complete rules and a breakdown of the regions, go to

The deadline for submitting entries is Jan. 20, 2014. Winners will be announced in March. C-SPAN will air the top winning videos in April. For complete competition details and entry instructions, go to

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