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StudentCam 2017 - Teaching with StudentCam

150 student prizes and 53 teacher prizes totaling $100,000.

Prizes are awarded in two separate categories: Middle School & High School. We welcome entries from students in the U.S. territories. We also accept entries from international students who are in the equivalent of U.S. grades 6-12. International entries will be judged against all entries received in the competition and may also be awarded prizes at the discretion of C-SPAN's judges.

  • Middle School entries are judged nationally against their peers.
     
  • High School entries are judged regionally in one of 3 Regions (West/Central/East), based on their school's state. Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be judged as part of the East division, and students from American Samoa and Guam will be judged as part of the West division.
    *A map of the 3 High School regions can be found at the bottom of the page.
     
  • C-SPAN will also select and award 5 teams who will each receive a $100 cash prize if they submit a "Behind the Scenes" photo from the production of their documentary. *A graphic outlining this sub-competition can be found at the bottom of the page.
     
  • C-SPAN also reserves the right to award a secondary prize to one of the top prize-winning entries (as determined by C-SPAN judges), based on the results of a period of online public voting.
Winners will be announced on the StudentCam website in March 2017.

GRAND PRIZE:
1 award - the best overall entry in either the High School or Middle School category.
Student(s):              $5,000 award
Teacher/School:       $750 to spend on digital video equipment for his/her school.

1ST PRIZE:
4 awards total - 3 total in the High School category (1 x West Region, 1 x Central Region, 1 x East Region), and 1 in the Middle School category.
Student(s):              $3,000 to one middle school entry
                              $3,000 to three high school entries
Teachers/Schools:   $500 to spend on digital video equipment for their schools.

2ND PRIZE:
16 awards total - 12 in the High School category (4 x West Region, 4 x Central Region, 4 x East Region), and 4 in the Middle School category.
Student(s):               $1,500 to four middle school entries
                               $1,500 to twelve high school entries
Teachers/Schools:    $250 to spend on digital video equipment for their schools.

3RD PRIZE:
32 awards total - 24 in the High School category (8 x West Region, 8 x Central Region, 8 x East Region), and 8 in the Middle School category.
Student(s):               $750 to eight middle school entries
                               $750 to twenty-four high school entries
Teachers/Schools:    $125 to spend on digital video equipment for their schools.

HONORABLE MENTION:
97 awards - awarded to entries from either the High School or Middle School category.
Student(s):               $250

* Grand, 1st, and 2nd Prize videos may be aired on the C-SPAN Networks.

* All students with winning videos will receive a certificate of recognition and may be placed on C-SPAN's StudentCam Winners page.