C-SPAN Student Cam Competition



  • Award Min: $125.00
  • Award Max: $5,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Jan 20, 2014

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.

Middle School students will be judged nationally against their peers. High School students will be judged regionally against their peers in one of 3 regions (West/Central/East), based on their school state.

Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.

All documentaries must contain a small amount of supporting C-SPAN footage that relates to the chosen topic.

C-SPAN’s philosophy is to show varying sides of each issue. Winning StudentCam documentaries will also show a variety of points of view related to the chosen topic.

Documentaries must be between 5-7 minutes* (Note: new maximum time length). End credits, if applicable, may run longer than the 7 minute time frame.

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.

This Year We Have Doubled The Number Of Student Prizes From 75 To 150 Awards, And Increased The Teacher Advisor Prizes To 53 Awards, All Up Totaling $100,000 In Cash Prizes!

Students Are Asked To Create A Short (5-7 Minute) Video Documentary On A Topic Related To The Competition Theme Listed Below.

2014 StudentCam Theme

“A Message To The U.S. Congress”
What’s The Most Important Issue The U.S. Congress Should Consider In 2014?

Additional Info:
Send an email to us at: educate@c-span.org or call weekdays between 9:00am-5:00pm ET at: 1-800-523-7586