American Presidents

C-SPANís American Presidents Contest

Based on what youíve learned from C-SPANís AMERICAN PRESIDENTS: LIFE PORTRAITS series, create a portrait of one of the 41 presidents using words, video, web site design, music or art.


  • Entrants must respond to the following:

Based on what you have learned from the C-SPAN American Presidents: Life Portraits series,

create a portrait of one of the 41 presidents.

  • Entries may be in any format: videotape, audiotape, website design, original art or music or in writing.
  • Entrants must be residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Receipt of entries will be acknowledged only if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard. Entrants may call C-SPANís Viewer Services Department at
  1. 626-7963 for confirmation of their entryís receipt. Program administrators and judges

will not enter into any correspondence with entrants regarding their entries.

  • All submitted materials will become the property of the National Cable Satellite Corporation dba C-SPAN. All applicants consent and personally guarantee that they have given, or have been given, permission to use any names, likenesses, pictures and project materials for

C-SPANís promotional purposes without additional compensation from C-SPAN. Please keep

a copy of all materials submitted.

  • All entries must be accompanied by:
    1. a color photograph of any size of the entrant for promotional purposes;
    2. a 3x5 index card with the following information:


Street Address

City, State, Zip Code

Area Code and telephone number

Age Category as of the deadline date: 18 and over or under 18 .

Type of entry including title and brief description. For website entries, a description of the site, the URL and sample pages must be submitted.

Name of cable system or telecommunications provider

  • Entries must be received at the C-SPAN offices by close-of-business Friday, December 3, 1999.
  • Winners will be determined by a C-SPAN panel of judges whose decision will be final.
  • Grand prize winners must be available for travel to Washington, DC for Presidentsí Day weekend, February 19-21, 2000. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the forfeiture of the travel portion of the prize.
  • Prizes may not be substituted and are non-transferable.
  • Tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winners.
  • Agents and employees of NCSC and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  • For more information, call 202-626-7963 or send e-mail to
  • Mail entries to C-SPAN, American Presidents Contest, 400 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 650, Washington, D.C. 20001.

PRIZES: "18 and over category" and "under 18 category"

  • 20 Grand Prizes (10 in each age category):
    1. Trip for two to Washington DC and visits to area Presidential sites over Presidentís Day weekend, February 19-21, 2000 (including airfare and one double-occupancy hotel room). Winners under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
    2. 19 inch color television.
  • 50 First Prizes: (25 in each age category)

19" color television

  • 200 Honorable Mention Awards (100 in each category)

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