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StudentCam 2016 - Past Winners

Click on the links below to stream the winning documentaries from previous StudentCam competitions.

* Please note that winning videos from 2006 - 2008 require Real Player software loaded on your computer in order to view them.

View the 150 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2016

View the 75 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2010

 
View the 150 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2015

View the 92 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2009

 
View the 150 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2014

View the 92 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2008

 
View the 75 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2013

View the 45 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2007

 
View the 75 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2012

View the 45 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2006

 
View the 75 winning videos from:
StudentCam 2011

   

StudentCam 2015 Winners Roundtable


In the 2015 contest, participants were asked to focus on any branch of the Federal Government and address how a policy, law, or action has affected them or their community.

Grand Prize winners Anna Gilligan, Katie Demos, and Michael Lozovoy from Lexington, KY won top honors for their documentary on the minimum wage titled, The Artificial Wage. During their interview, the students discuss how they chose their topic, the process of making their documentary, and what they learned along the way.



StudentCam 2014 Winners Roundtable


In the 2014 contest, participants were asked, “What’s the most important issue Congress should consider in 2014?” Out of more than 2,300 videos submitted, five videos and the 13 students who produced them earned top honors. Five of those students came to Washington, D.C.. where they discussed their winning entries and the topics they chose.

Emma Larson represented the grand prize-winning team. Shelly Ortiz represented the first prize-winning high school west division team. Andrew Demeter was the first prize-winner for the high school central division. Donald De Alwis represented the first prize-winning high school east division team. Peter Jasperse represented the first prize-winning middle school team.



First Lady Michelle Obama & StudentCam 2010


On Wednesday, April 7, 2010, C-SPAN hosted a live program with Michelle Obama about the issue of childhood obesity, a topic she has spoken out about during her time as First Lady.

C-SPAN StudentCam 2010 First Prize Middle School winner, Matthew Shimura, participated in the program. His winning StudentCam documentary focused on the issue of childhood obesity in America.

During the program Mrs. Obama answered questions from other students who submitted StudentCam videos about obesity.



President Barack Obama and StudentCam 2009


President Obama congratulates StudentCam 2009 Grand Prize Winner Sawyer Bowman

Two months after taking office, President Barack Obama taped a congratulatory message for Sawyer Bowman who won the 2009 StudentCam competition with his documentary about cancer treatment. President Obama noted that the topic was one he understands personally, having lost his own grandmother to cancer just hours before he won the 2008 presidential election.

The topic for the 2009 StudentCam Competition was:

A Message to the New President
Which issue should the new president first address after taking office?

Grand Prize winner Sawyer Bowman's winning documentary focused on the issue of cancer treatment in America. Sawyer also lost two grandparents to cancer.