(ABC4 News) — C-SPAN announced that Riverton High School students, Savannah Cobb and Preston Affleck, took third prize in the national 2020 StudentCam competition, according to a release.
The students won $750 for their documentary titled “Modern Marketplaces of Ideas: Are they a threat to Democracy?” The competition asks students to explore issues they believe have national importance in the 2020 presidential campaign and present the issue through a documentary.
Roughly 5,400 students from 44 states and Washington, D.C. participated in the competition this year, and C-Span received over 2,500 submission on various topics.
The competition began in 2006 and is open to middle and high school students across the nation.
“StudentCam provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard on the issues they are clearly passionate about,” said C-SPAN’s Director of Education Relations Craig McAndrew. “This year’s entries reflect remarkable research and production values and feature a wide range of interviews with elected officials and experts. The life skills students learn from this experience will carry them forward in their academic, personal and professional lives.”
- Volunteers help clean up Capitol building after peaceful protest turns violent
- Governor Herbert issues statement following protests in Salt Lake City
- U.S. Attorney responds to statement from U.S. Department of Justice
- President of Auburn University posts letter on the current state of the nation
- SLCPD searching for suspects responsible for flipping, vandalizing police car