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Welcome to C-SPAN's 2015 Studentcam Competition!

C-SPAN's 2015 Studentcam Competition

Upload Your StudentCam Entry Form and Documentary

Click here, or on the "Submit" button above, to complete the Entry Form for yourself, any teammates, and your teacher advisor (if applicable).


You will be prompted to create a Username and Password when you fill out your Entry Form. Choose a unique username (you may use your email address), and choose a password that you will remember. You can log-in with this information at any time to view your uploaded documentary.


If you have questions about the competition or your submission, please email us at educate@c-span.org.


2015 Theme

“The Three Branches and You”
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.



Accepted Video Formats and Codecs

Video formats officially supported.
MP4, M4V (Video codecs:H.264 - Audio Codec:AAC)
AVI (Video codecs:Xvid, DivX - Audio Codec:MP3)
FLV (Video codecs:H.264,VP6 - Audio Codec:AAC,ADPCM)
MOV (Video codecs:H.264 - Audio Codec:AAC, MP3)
WMV, WMV9 (Video codecs:VC-1, WMV9 - Audio Codec:WMA**)
MPG, MPEG, M2V (Video codecs:MPEG-1, MPEG-2 - Audio Codec:MP2, MP3)
MKV (Video codecs: H.264 - Audio Codec:WAV-PCM, MP3, AAC)

We do not support most extensions to the QuickTime MOV format, such as multiple video streams, image streams, or other interactive content.
**We currently do not support the WMA Professional or Lossless formats.


Requirements


Upload your StudentCam 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 and your internet connection speed, but please allow up to 10 minutes per 100mb). A confirmation screen will appear when your documentary has successfully uploaded.


All eligible entries must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time at the end of the day on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.


Accepted Video Formats and Codecs

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

Video formats officially supported.

  • MP4, M4V (Video codecs:H.264 - Audio Codec:AAC)
  • AVI (Video codecs:Xvid, DivX - Audio Codec:MP3)
  • FLV (Video codecs:H.264,VP6 - Audio Codec:AAC,ADPCM)
  • MOV (Video codecs:H.264 - Audio Codec:AAC, MP3)
  • WMV, WMV9 (Video codecs:VC-1, WMV9 - Audio Codec:WMA**)
  • MPG, MPEG, M2V (Video codecs:MPEG-1, MPEG-2 - Audio Codec:MP2, MP3)
  • MKV (Video codecs: H.264 - Audio Codec:WAV-PCM, MP3, AAC)

We do not support most extensions to the QuickTime MOV format, such as multiple video streams, image streams, or other interactive content.

**We currently do not support the WMA Professional or Lossless formats.


If you are unable to upload your documentary or having difficulty with the submission process, please email us at:
educate@c-span.org

Submission Period

Entry submission starts at 12:01 AM Nov 01, 2014 and ends at 02:59 PM Jan 29, 2015.

Voting Period

Voting starts at 12:00 AM Feb 23, 2015 and ends at 12:00 AM Feb 28, 2015.


Submitted Videos

  • First name: Ben
  • Last name: Miller
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Montgomery Blair High School
  • Documentary title: A Bigger Table: A Local Immigration Success Story
  • Documentary topic: Immigration Policy
  • School state: MD
  • First name: Mia
  • Last name: Altieri
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Scripps Ranch High School
  • Documentary title: The One in Five
  • Documentary topic: This documentary shows how the Americans With Disabilities Act affects my family.
  • School state: CA
  • First name: McKinleigh
  • Last name: Lair
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Jenks High School
  • Documentary title: Dam it, Tulsa! Fix the River
  • Documentary topic: The potential economic, recreational, and aesthetic benefits of increased water levels in the Arkansas River, and how federal funding of low-water dams can make this possible
  • School state: OK