StudentCam - 2020 Winners

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 students in grades 6-12 were asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

10th grade student Thomas McKenna from Lovettsville, VA won 1st Prize in the High School Eastern division for his documentary, "Overreach from the Oval Office".

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Lovettsville, C-SPAN is available locally through Comcast.

"Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN on its annual documentary competition and its mission to encourage local students to pursue new and exciting educational opportunities,” said Jessica Gappa, Director of Community Impact, Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are inspired by this student's submission and congratulate Thomas on all the hard work and creativity to shine a light on the topics that shape our world.”

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Thomas will receive $3,000 as this year's 1st Prize winner in the High School-East division

Thomas McKenna behind the scenes with his camera working on his documentary

Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies Director Ilya Shapiro - Congratulatory Message

C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain - Congratulatory Message