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Studentcam 2014

Submissions Are Now Closed

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, and family members who participated in this year's StudentCam competition. The competition is currently closed for judging. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 5. Good luck to all!

If you have questions about the competition or your submission, please email us at

What is StudentCam?

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year students in middle school and high school will compete to share in $100,000 in cash prizes, with 150 total student prizes awarded. Students were asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme.

2014 Theme

“A Message to the U.S. Congress”
What’s the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014?


Upload your documentary using the form below. Use the "Browse" button to select your completed documentary video file located on your computer. Your documentary will begin to upload once you have selected it, agreed to the terms, and clicked “Submit”.

Please be patient as your documentary will likely take some time to complete the uploading process (times will vary depending on the size of your file but allow for 10 minutes per 100mb). Depending on which browser you are using, it may appear as if nothing is happening after you click "Submit". Trust in the fact that your documentary is actually uploading at this time. A confirmation screen will appear when your documentary has successfully uploaded.

** File formats accepted include .AVI .MOV .WMV .M4V .MP4 and more

** Files as large as 1.5gb will successfully upload but the larger the file is, the longer the upload time will be.

All eligible entries must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time at the end of the day on Monday, January 20th, 2014.

If you are unable to upload your documentary or having difficulty with the submission process, please email us at:

Submission Period

Entry submission starts at 12:00 PM Oct 31, 2013 and ends at 03:00 AM Jan 21, 2014.

Voting Period

Voting starts at 02:07 PM Oct 02, 2013 and ends at 02:07 PM Oct 03, 2013.