Video contest focuses on Constitution

Area students are invited to participate in a documentary film contest presented by C-SPAN and Time Warner Cable.

The competition is offering middle and high school students the opportunity to create a video documentary about the importance of the U.S. Constitution, according to a press release from State Sen. Mark Wyland of Carlsbad.

C-SPAN will air the top submissions and award $50,000 in prizes.

According to a recent survey, only 7 percent of American eighth graders can identify the three branches of government and fewer than half know the purpose of the Bill of Rights, the release noted

For information go to 

www.studentcam.org

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