C-SPAN’s annual video documentary competition, StudentCam, awards $50,000 in prize money and this year asked middle and high school students "Which issue in this presidential campaign year is of greatest importance to you?" The grand prize winning video is "Leaving Religion at the Door," by Scott Mitchell and Nick Poss of Jenks, Okla., which explores the role of religion in government. A cash prize of $5,000 accompanies the award. Their winning video will air on C-SPAN on Sunday, April 27th followed by an interview with the students. The StudentCam competition names 92 total winning videos accompanied by $50,000 in cash awards, including a grand prize winner, two first prize winners; eight second prize winners, 16 third prize winners, and 65 honorable mentions in middle and high school categories. The top 27 winning videos will air on C-SPAN, one each day, starting on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. The top political issues based on the entries in the 2008 StudentCam competition are global warming and the environment, healthcare, and immigration.

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