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Samsung Video Contest To Award Camera, $500

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division is accepting entries for its Fall Superhero Competition until November 30.

The winning student will receive $500, and his or her class will receive a SAMCAM 860 document camera.

Students in grades K-12 who attend school in the United States or a federal territory can submit video entries of 1-3 minutes in length in which they portray their favorite historical character. Previous finalists have submitted entries portraying:

  • Amelia Earhart;
  • Neil Armstrong;
  • Claude Monet;
  • Hellen Keller;
  • Leonardo DaVinci; and
  • Johnny Appleseed among others.

Entries can be used to build on a unit of instruction by expanding on and incorporating topics currently being studied in the classroom,.
The videos, which can be recorded on low-resolution cameras, "will be judged on presentation performance, character and content accuracy, and content quality," according to information released by the company.

The MSRP of the Samsung SAMCAM 860 is $799. The camera is a digital presenter designed to promote active learning instruction techniques, which engage and involve students in lessons to promote better retention of the material presented in the classroom.

For more information or to post an entry in the current competition, visit To see previous finalists and winners, visit