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Atlantic Broadband Announces Support for Annual C-SPAN StudentCam Competition

Students in grades 6-12 invited to submit video documentaries on American Experience

Quincy, Mass., October 31, 2018 – In support of C-SPAN’s national “StudentCam” initiative, Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 9th largest cable operator, is inviting middle school and high school students in its service areas to create and submit video documentaries on the theme, “What Does It Mean to be American?”

The documentary competition, now in its 15th year, is asking students to create a 5-6-minute documentary highlighting a constitutional right, national characteristic or historic event that defines the American experience. Documentaries must include clips of supporting C-SPAN video that relate to the chosen topic

The competition is open to all students in grades 6-12. Grades 6-8 will compete in the Middle School category, and grades 9-12 will compete in the High School category.  Students may compete individually, or in teams of either 2 or 3 members.

Each year, the C-SPAN Education Foundation awards 150 student and 53 teacher prizes, totaling $100,000 in cash. All student winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $250-$5,000, and teachers who are listed as faculty advisors will have a chance to win cash prizes.

Students may upload their documentary and submit their entry form online to starting on November 1.  All entries must be submitted by Jan. 20, 2019.  Winners are expected to be announced in early March 2019. 



Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA), is the 9th largest cable operator in the United States, based on the number of television service customers served. The company provides its residential and business customers with Internet, TV and Phone services in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Atlantic Broadband is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. To learn more, please visit


Marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, C-SPAN was created by the cable TV industry and is

carried in more than 90 million TV households. C‐SPAN programs three commercial-free public affairs television networks; C‐SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an app; and, a video‐rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C‐SPAN programming.



Media Contact

Diane Carragher, Matter Communications for Atlantic Broadband

(978) 518-4509