Councilmember Bill Rosendahl recently had the honor of hosting three executives from Time Warner Cable and C-SPAN at a City Council meeting. They group was at the meeting to announce a video contest for high school students.
Time Warner Cable is teaming up with C-SPAN to promote an annual student documentary competition. This fall, C-SPAN is offering middle and high school students a chance to create a 5 – 8 minute video documentary about this year’s topic: The Constitution and You. Students are asked to select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it is important to them. Videos must reflect varying points of view on the topic and also include C-SPAN video that supports the topic.
Winners in both middle and high school categories receive cash prizes. And, teachers who are listed as a faculty advisor, can win equipment for their school. In all, C-SPAN will be awarding $50,000 in prizes, including a trip to Washington, DC for him/herself and a parent or guardian – including a VIP tour of the C-SPAN studios.
Entry forms and completed videos must be submitted online by January 20, 2012. Find out more information at http://studentcam.org