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Welcome to C-SPAN's 2016 StudentCam Competition!

C-SPAN's 2016 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.


2016 Theme

“ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE”
What’s the issue YOU most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign?



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 "Choose File" 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 Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.


Accepted Video Formats and Codecs

Files as large as 2GB 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 12:00 AM Nov 01, 2015 and ends at 03:00 AM Jan 21, 2016.

Voting Period

Voting starts at 12:00 AM Jan 20, 2016 and ends at 12:01 AM Jan 20, 2016.


Submitted Videos

  • First name: Chelsie
  • Last name: Stuck
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
  • Documentary title: Racial Justice
  • Documentary topic: Racial Justice
  • First name: RC
  • Last name: Muncy
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: DeSales High School
  • Documentary title: Are Your Funds Safe?
  • Documentary topic: Social Security
  • First name: Keely
  • Last name: Larson
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Edison Middle School
  • Documentary title: Obesity; Chew On This
  • Documentary topic: Obesity In America
  • First name: Alexander
  • Last name: Selenskikh
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Fred Lynn Middle School
  • Documentary title: The Early Victim
  • Documentary topic: School Violence Prevention
  • First name: Andrew
  • Last name: Demeter
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
  • Documentary title: The Big Decision
  • Documentary topic: An exploration of college in America and alternatives to postsecondary education
  • First name: Keila
  • Last name: Wallace
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Midlothian High School
  • Documentary title: Homelessness on the Road to the White House
  • Documentary topic: Addressing Homelessness
  • First name: Katelyn
  • Last name: Castelli
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: South Forsyth Middle School
  • Documentary title: Immigration in the United States
  • Documentary topic: Immigration in the United States
  • First name: Lauren
  • Last name: Spadt
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • Documentary title: Electrifying the Future: Paving the Way for Energy Independence
  • Documentary topic: Our documentary focuses on the two possible paths to energy independence and the ways that it would impact our future.
  • First name: Wesley
  • Last name: Preston
  • Grade: 10
  • School name: Carroll High School
  • Documentary title: Drones
  • Documentary topic: Drones
  • First name: Ian
  • Last name: Watts
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • Documentary title: CSPAN: Food Waste
  • Documentary topic: Food Waste
  • First name: Emy
  • Last name: Armanus
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Orchard Hills
  • Documentary title: What is School to You?
  • Documentary topic: School
  • First name: Brandon
  • Last name: Burnett
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: jenks high school
  • Documentary title: The Price is Not Right
  • Documentary topic: Cost of Medication
  • First name: Justine
  • Last name: Nguyen
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Guardian Angels Catholic School
  • Documentary title: The Precarious Balance of God and Fairness in America
  • Documentary topic: Christianity vs. Atheism
  • First name: Luca
  • Last name: Gallagher
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Townsend Harris High School
  • Documentary title: Gun Control Charade
  • Documentary topic: Gun Control vs Gun Violence
  • First name: Matthew
  • Last name: Weinsheimer
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Eastern Middle School
  • Documentary title: The American Criminal Justice System: Are We Doing it Right?
  • Documentary topic: Criminal Justice System Reform
  • First name: Juan Pablo
  • Last name: Comparan
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Prep
  • Documentary title: Gentrification: The Mission District
  • Documentary topic: Gentrification
  • First name: Megan
  • Last name: Cox
  • Grade: 10
  • School name: Hardin Valley Academy
  • Documentary title: Climate Change: Debatable
  • Documentary topic: Climate Change
  • First name: Linnea
  • Last name: Brunvand
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Discovery Middle School
  • Documentary title: Early Childhood Education For All
  • Documentary topic: Federally Funded Early Childhood Education
  • First name: Tessa
  • Last name: Maddaloni
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Old Turnpike School
  • Documentary title: Gender Equality
  • Documentary topic: Gender Equality
  • First name: Tanner
  • Last name: Hirschfeld
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Norfolk Collegiate School
  • Documentary title: End Gun Violence. Control Guns.
  • Documentary topic: Gun Control
  • First name: Wayne
  • Last name: Meads
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Milan High School
  • Documentary title: Pulling the Trigger for Truth: An Investigation on Gun Control
  • Documentary topic: Should the presidential candidates discuss the issue of gun control?
  • First name: Meghan
  • Last name: Adams
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Chariho Middle School
  • Documentary title: Immigration
  • Documentary topic: Immigration
  • First name: Adam
  • Last name: Lenssa
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Al-Huda School
  • Documentary title: Medical Marijuana
  • Documentary topic: medical marijuana
  • First name: Patricia
  • Last name: Menendez
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Terra Environmental Research Institute
  • Documentary title: Terrorism: What is the Real Issue?
  • Documentary topic: Terrorism
  • First name: Bryn
  • Last name: Hogenson
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bellevue High School
  • Documentary title: Eat Smart
  • Documentary topic: Factory Farming and the Effects of our Food
  • First name: arshes
  • Last name: partin
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: CHASCO MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • Documentary title: HOW CAN WE FIGHT TERRORISM
  • Documentary topic: TERRORISM
  • First name: Hallie
  • Last name: Muller
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Clearwater High School
  • Documentary title: Higher Standards for Standardized Tests
  • Documentary topic: Standardized Tests
  • First name: Ishani
  • Last name: Peddi
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Orchard Hills
  • Documentary title: Capitalism: Big Money in Politics
  • Documentary topic: Capitalism and corruption