White_House_Front_TwilightThe C-Span StudentCam 2020 is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. According to studentcam.org, the contest officially got underway on September 4.

Students are 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.” To be eligible for competition and prize money, students must have their completed video projects uploaded no later than January 20, 2020.

Students in my 1st period class are required to participate in this event, and their project will be graded. Students in all other classes are invited to submit a video for extra credit (and potential prize money).

Cash prizes range from $250 (Honorable Mentions) to $5,000 (Grand Prize).

For more information, visit the StudentCam 2020 website. To make sure you don’t fall behind, I will establish checkpoints for you. The first one is September 27, by which I must have a one-page description of your documentary. This document must also include any members of your team.

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