C-SPAN's StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about
issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on
a topic related to the competition theme listed below.
2012 StudentCam Theme
“The Constitution and You: Select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s
important to you.”
Your documentary may focus on any section of the Preamble, Articles, or Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. You should
not focus your documentary on failed or proposed amendments that have yet to pass.
Choose a provision, grab a camera, and get started on your documentary today!
Students may compete individually or in groups of 2.
All documentaries must contain C-SPAN footage that relates to the chosen topic.
C-SPAN’s philosophy is to show varying sides of an issue. Good StudentCam documentaries will also show varying
sides of the chosen topic.
Documentaries must be between 5-8 minutes.
Entries must contain credits or a works cited list.
All documentaries Must be Compleated By January 11th