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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: Abby
  • Last name: Wittkopp
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Milan High School
  • Documentary title: Abortion Rights in the U.S.
  • Documentary topic: Abortion
  • First name: David
  • Last name: Huang
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Alhambra High School
  • Documentary title: Cspan 2015-2016: Healthcare
  • Documentary topic: United States Healthcare
  • First name: Julia
  • Last name: Talamo
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Terra Environmental Research Institute
  • Documentary title: The United States of America: A Sick Care System
  • Documentary topic: Health / Medical
  • First name: Ja'Lisa
  • Last name: Clark
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Clifton J Ozen Magnet High School
  • Documentary title: Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Documentary topic: Prescription Drug Abuse
  • First name: Madi
  • Last name: McGuire
  • Grade: 10
  • School name: Liberty High School
  • Documentary title: It's Not Safe in Syria
  • Documentary topic: Syrian Refugees in America
  • First name: Ethan
  • Last name: Dennis
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Jenks High School
  • Documentary title: Before the Fall: A Season for Prevention in Mental Health Care
  • Documentary topic: Mental Illness
  • First name: Rebecca
  • Last name: West
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Townsend Harris
  • Documentary title: Pre-K For All
  • Documentary topic: The benefits of Pre-K for all and how it can eventually help decrease the income gap
  • First name: Tiffany
  • Last name: Tran
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Polytechnic High School
  • Documentary title: A Rainbow of Hope
  • Documentary topic: LGBT Equality
  • First name: Lauren
  • Last name: Arnst
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Fort Benton High School
  • Documentary title: College Graduate Unemployment
  • Documentary topic: Issues Pertaining to College Graduate Unemployment
  • First name: Michael
  • Last name: Sun
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Falcon Cove Middle School
  • Documentary title: The Truth About Climate Change
  • Documentary topic: Climate Change
  • First name: Morgan
  • Last name: Gibbs
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Olentangy High School
  • Documentary title: School Shootings: A Real Issue The Future President Needs to Do Something About
  • Documentary topic: The lack of presidential candidates that are discussing solutions for school shootings.
  • First name: Michelle
  • Last name: Jeon
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bellevue High School
  • Documentary title: Immigration: America
  • Documentary topic: Immigration
  • First name: Katherine
  • Last name: Dailey
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Branchburg Central Middle School
  • Documentary title: Standardized Testing: Helpful or Hurtful?
  • Documentary topic: Whether or not standardized testing is beneficial to the education system
  • First name: Maddie
  • Last name: Soehner
  • Grade: 10
  • School name: Wray High School
  • Documentary title: Common Core: Students Are More Than Just A Number
  • Documentary topic: Common Core
  • First name: Audrey
  • Last name: Herrera
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: International School of the Americas
  • Documentary title: Don't Major in Debt
  • Documentary topic: Student Loan Debt and College Tuition
  • First name: veronica
  • Last name: cada
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: mountain view high school
  • Documentary title: The Rising Cost of a Free Education
  • Documentary topic: Education
  • First name: David
  • Last name: Slusser
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Stow-Munroe Falls High School
  • Documentary title: A Look At Standardized Testing
  • Documentary topic: Testing
  • First name: Allie
  • Last name: Stanley
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Fort Payne High School
  • Documentary title: Manufacturing: Made in the USA
  • Documentary topic: My video focuses on the topic of bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
  • First name: Christina
  • Last name: Pfister
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Mandarin High
  • Documentary title: Health Insurance in America
  • Documentary topic: Health Insurance
  • 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: Maximo
  • Last name: Valdes
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Keys Gate Charter School
  • Documentary title: Shots Fired
  • Documentary topic: The struggle over gun control.
  • First name: Trent
  • Last name: Ulmer
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Lakeside Highschool
  • Documentary title: Gun Control
  • Documentary topic: Gun Control
  • First name: Dominique
  • Last name: Spencer
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Midlothian High School
  • Documentary title: "Compromising Our Future"
  • Documentary topic: Student Debt
  • First name: Ashleigh
  • Last name: Williams
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Terra Environmental Research Institute
  • Documentary title: Police Brutality
  • Documentary topic: Police Brutality
  • First name: Allison
  • Last name: Roecker
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Forte Junior High
  • Documentary title: Foreign Aid: Yes or No?
  • Documentary topic: Foreign Aid
  • First name: Rachel
  • Last name: Figueroa
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: TMCC Magnet High School
  • Documentary title: Bored of Education
  • Documentary topic: The United States Education System
  • First name: Nathan
  • Last name: Flaherty
  • Grade: 6
  • School name: Gilmour Academy
  • Documentary title: Positive Campaigning
  • Documentary topic: Politics