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Welcome to C-SPAN's 2017 StudentCam Competition!

C-SPAN's 2017 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). For groups of two or three participants, please note that the first person listed on Entry Form will become the default team leader and will be the primary point of contact that we reach out to should your documentary win a prize.


You will be prompted to create a Username and Password when you fill out your Entry Form. Choose a unique username (we suggest that 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.


2017 Theme

“YOUR MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON”
What is the most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?



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 do not use special characters (like :?!@#$%^&*) in your title as they can cause issues when you upload your documentary


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 and you will receive an email with a link to view your video.


All eligible entries must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time at the end of the day on Friday, January 20th, 2017.


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.


Please do not use special characters (like :?!@#$%^&*) in your title as they can cause issues when you upload your documentary.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 PM Nov 01, 2016 and ends at 09:00 AM Jan 21, 2017.

Voting Period

Voting starts at 05:00 AM Jan 20, 2017 and ends at 05:01 AM Jan 20, 2017.


Submitted Videos

  • First name: Sophie
  • Last name: Boorstin
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Maret School
  • Documentary title: Racial Inequality in Eduction
  • Documentary topic: Racial inequality in the American public school system and how it impacts students and their futures
  • First name: Lizzie
  • Last name: Beeson
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Holy Name
  • Documentary title: Fill the Gap
  • Documentary topic: Wage Gap
  • First name: Emily
  • Last name: Knaebe
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Richmond School
  • Documentary title: Gun Laws
  • Documentary topic: Gun Laws
  • First name: SAZID
  • Last name: CHOWDHURY
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bronx Center For Science And Mathmatics
  • Documentary title: Early Responsibility
  • Documentary topic: Teen Pregnancy
  • First name: Jayden
  • Last name: Stahl
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Lenard Herman Intermediate
  • Documentary title: Increasing College Tuition
  • Documentary topic: College Tuition
  • First name: Elizabeth
  • Last name: Wimmler
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Sheboygan Falls Middle School
  • Documentary title: Homelessness
  • Documentary topic: Homelessness
  • First name: Jane
  • Last name: Cislo
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: East Middle School
  • Documentary title: Affordable Housing
  • Documentary topic: Affordable Housing & Homelessness
  • First name: brooke
  • Last name: barrett
  • Grade: 9
  • School name: Osceola Fundamental High School
  • Documentary title: Donald Trump's Tax Plan
  • Documentary topic: Taxation problems we'll have in 2017
  • First name: Bella
  • Last name: Bledzki
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Farmwell Station Middle School
  • Documentary title: Why Gun Control is Important
  • Documentary topic: Gun Control
  • First name: Naomi
  • Last name: Victoriano
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
  • Documentary title: Childhoods Matter
  • Documentary topic: Paid Parental Leave
  • First name: Wing Yin
  • Last name: Lee
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: John C. Haines Elementary School
  • Documentary title: The Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • Documentary topic: Our topic is about Syrian Refugees.
  • First name: Brendan
  • Last name: Smull
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Summit School
  • Documentary title: The Diminishing Resources in the Ecosystems
  • Documentary topic: Environmental health and Reasorces
  • First name: Ian
  • Last name: Kelly
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Patrick Henry Middle School
  • Documentary title: Time for repeal and replace bill
  • Documentary topic: Obamacare
  • First name: Jonah
  • Last name: FitzGerald
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: East Middle School
  • Documentary title: Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Documentary topic: Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports
  • First name: Freddy
  • Last name: Ramirez
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
  • Documentary title: Different races compiled of different faces
  • Documentary topic: Immigration
  • First name: Christopher
  • Last name: Cardi
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bronx Center For Science and Mathmatics
  • Documentary title: Legal Weed is the way to go
  • Documentary topic: Legalizing Marijuana
  • First name: Emily
  • Last name: Bustrum
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: El Segundo Middle School
  • Documentary title: Public Schools - Equality in Quality
  • Documentary topic: How public schools are funded, why they are funded unequally, and what we can do to make sure every school gets what it needs.
  • First name: Ella
  • Last name: Hubbard
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: East Middle School
  • Documentary title: Habitat Loss
  • Documentary topic: Habitat loss and how it effects animals
  • First name: Anden
  • Last name: Wieseler
  • Grade: 6
  • School name: Edison Middle School
  • Documentary title: KNN Special Edition: Illegal Immigration
  • Documentary topic: Illegal Immigration
  • First name: Jillian
  • Last name: Hagmann
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Leonard Herman Intermediate
  • Documentary title: Art Is What?
  • Documentary topic: Arts Funding
  • First name: Charles
  • Last name: Fahey
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Richmond
  • Documentary title: The Opioid Epidemic
  • Documentary topic: Drugs Abuse
  • First name: Channing
  • Last name: Collins
  • Grade: 10
  • School name: Central A&M High School
  • Documentary title: America Wants YOU to Immigrate Legally!
  • Documentary topic: Immigration
  • First name: Grace
  • Last name: Dai
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: East Middle School
  • Documentary title: The Issue With Body Image
  • Documentary topic: Body Image
  • First name: Luke
  • Last name: Reinbacher
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Sheboygan Falls Middle School
  • Documentary title: Isis/Terroism
  • Documentary topic: I explain what threat the present and how we should stop the issue
  • First name: Kennedy
  • Last name: Napolitano
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: East Middle School
  • Documentary title: College Cost
  • Documentary topic: The rising cost of college
  • First name: Daniel
  • Last name: Sawdai
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Talawanda Middle School
  • Documentary title: Drone Strikes/ Airstrikes
  • Documentary topic: Should Drone Strikes and Airstrikes be Used to Combat Terrorism
  • First name: Jimi
  • Last name: Calin
  • Grade: 7
  • School name: Correia Middle School
  • Documentary title: Through the roof in debt
  • Documentary topic: National Debt
  • First name: Natalia
  • Last name: Gardullo
  • Grade: 11
  • School name: Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
  • Documentary title: Struggles in the Workplace: How the Pay Gap Affects Women all Across America
  • Documentary topic: The gender and racial wage disparities in the US.
  • First name: Clarissa
  • Last name: Areizaga
  • Grade: 12
  • School name: Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
  • Documentary title: Abolishing Death Penalty
  • Documentary topic: Death Penalty
  • First name: Eric
  • Last name: Chang
  • Grade: 8
  • School name: Morrison Academy Taichung
  • Documentary title: Behind the Curtains
  • Documentary topic: Government Transparency