Student Documentary wins big in StudentCam

Eriel Gaylord, Sammy Saldana, and Melany Davila earn honorable mention status for their video on homelessness.


Three CWTV students earned honorable mention status in the annual C-SPAN StudentCam nationwide student film documentary contest.  Eriel Gaylord, Sammy Saldana and Melany Davila filmed and produced a 6-minute documentary on “America’s Homeless.”

It focuses on homeless students in Berks County, including those in the LGBT community and features interviews from county-wide advocates for ending homelessness.

Over 6,318 students participated in the contest and a total of 2,923 entries were received this year, all relating to the competition theme of “What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience.”

CWTV student winners will share a $250 prize for their honorable mention status.  Nationwide, 340 students won a total of $100,000 in the contest, which included one grand prize winner, four first prize winners, 16 second prize winners and 32 third prize winners.

To watch the award-winning video, click on the link below:

C-SPAN StudentCam 2019 Honorable Mention – America’s Homeless