The C-SPAN StudentCam contest winners were announced last week. The annual competition asks middle school and high school students to produce short videos addressing a current topic in U.S. government and politics. This year the challenge was for students to create a video about what they would make their first priority if elected to Congress. 

This year’s grand prize winning video was created by two eighth grade students in Maryland, Parim Shah and Nimay Sharma. Their video is titled Where’s My Data? Data Privacy and Its Real World Impact

The “fan favorite” winner was a video titled Losing a Generation. The video is about the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. The video was produced by a middle school student in Ohio named Benjamin Kurian.

All of the videos produced by the division winners and runners-up can be seen here. Congratulations to all!

Applications for Education
If you’re looking for some ideas for your next classroom video project, take a look at all of the videos on the C-SPAN StudentCam website. They just might inspire you and your students to create the next great news or PSA video.