C-Span is once again hosting a video documentary contest for students. The contest is open to middle school and high school students. To enter, students need to create a documentary video 5-8 minutes long about “our country’s greatest strength” or “a challenge the country is facing.” The prizes for the winners of the contest range from $250 to $5,000 for students and $125 to $1000 for the students’ schools. The entry deadline is January 20, 2010. You can read all of the contest rules and requirements here.
Applications for Education
This contest’s topic fits very well with the curriculum of my Civics course therefore I’m considering having my students create videos for this contest. Even if the students don’t win, it will be good to get them thinking about the country as a whole rather than just their little corner of the country.