C-SPAN announces winners of student video contest

Friday, March 9, 2012

C-SPAN has announced 75 winners of its Constitution-themed 2012 StudentCam documentary competition, with the First Amendment proving to be the most popular topic.

Of the 1,203 entries received, 326 focused on the First Amendment, including 19 of the winning videos.

The national contest, now in its eighth year, invited students in grades 6-12 to submit five- to eight-minute documentaries on the theme, “The Constitution and You: Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

The grand-prize winner, Hawaii student Matthew Shimura, will receive $5,000 for his documentary highlighting the Fifth Amendment. First-prize recipients Leo Pfeifer and Carl Colglazier will receive $3,000 each for their videos discussing the First Amendment and intellectual property, respectively.

In addition, C-SPAN is awarding eight second prizes, 16 third prizes and 48 honorable mentions.

Visit the StudentCam website to find more information or to view the winning videos.