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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 07:30 PM Jan 30, 2017.

Voting Period

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


Submitted Videos

  • School name: Correia Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Trade
  • School name: Orchard Hills
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: The Firearm Fiasco
  • School name: John C. Haines Elementary School
  • School state: IL
  • Documentary title: Take A Puff And Life Will Be Rough
  • School name: Chesapeake Science Point PCS
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Impoverished People of Color
  • School name: Solomon Schechter Day School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Don't Shoot
  • School name: Canterbury Middle School
  • School state: IN
  • Documentary title: The Truth About Debt
  • School name: Summit School
  • School state: NC
  • Documentary title: Gun Laws In America
  • School name: Long Reach High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Sentencing Reform
  • School name: American Canyon Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Should the Minimum Wage Increase?
  • School name: St. Thomas More High School
  • School state: SD
  • Documentary title: United States Tax Reform
  • School name: Whittier Middle School
  • School state: SD
  • Documentary title: Gun Crime and How it Affects the USA
  • School name: Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Fidelis ad mortem
  • School name: Eastern Middle School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: On The Edge
  • School name: Elanor Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: A New Light on Depression
  • School name: Eastern Middle School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: The Death of Our Murderers
  • School name: Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: Illegal Immigration
  • School name: Coral Reef High
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Mass Incarceration
  • School name: Richard Montgomery High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: It Should Be Worth It
  • School name: Montgomery Blair High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: The Mountain of Problems
  • School name: Sulphur High School
  • School state: LA
  • Documentary title: Lobbying and Government
  • School name: Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: No Discriminaion!
  • School name: Summit School
  • School state: NC
  • Documentary title: Police Profiling
  • School name: Alexander Dawson School
  • School state: NV
  • Documentary title: Unemployment Problem In America Today
  • School name: Correia Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Crowded House ... Something So Wrong
  • School name: Dominion High School
  • School state: VA
  • Documentary title: Effects of Global Warming
  • School name: Shawnee Mission West Highschool
  • School state: KS
  • Documentary title: Managing Marijuana
  • School name: Blacksburg High School
  • School state: VA
  • Documentary title: The Tempest-Tossed
  • School name: Paul R Baird Middle School
  • School state: MA
  • Documentary title: Gun Control
  • School name: East Middle School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Overfishing
  • School name: Montgomery Blair High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Fight for Your Rights: The Battle for DC Statehood