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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: Horseheads Highschool
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Affirmative Action in Today's Society
  • School name: Sidney Gutierrez Middle School
  • School state: NM
  • Documentary title: Are Drone Strikes Necessary?
  • School name: East Middle School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Our Genetically Modified World
  • School name: Pompano Beach High
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: The Voting Process and the Electoral College
  • School name: Pennridge High School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: SNN - Drug Addiction
  • School name: Ramsay High School
  • School state: AL
  • Documentary title: Raise The Wage
  • School name: Polytechnic Highschool
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Endangered Species
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Minimum Wage, Minimum Standard of Living.
  • School name: Maitland Middle School
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Racism
  • School name: John C. Haines Elementary School
  • School state: IL
  • Documentary title: Take A Puff And Life Will Be Rough
  • School name: The Walker School
  • School state: GA
  • Documentary title: ISIS- Can it be Stopped in America?
  • School name: Bayside High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Choices
  • School name: Cinco Ranch High School
  • School state: TX
  • Documentary title: Modern Day Slavery
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: African American Safety
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Horsham Water Headache
  • School name: South Forsyth Middle School
  • School state: GA
  • Documentary title: Gun Control
  • School name: Salina High School Central
  • School state: KS
  • Documentary title: Funding for Tomorrow
  • School name: ISA
  • School state: TX
  • Documentary title: Should the driving age should be decreased?
  • School name: Trumann high school
  • School state: AR
  • Documentary title: Pollution
  • School name: kirkwood high school
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: The physician pay problem
  • School name: San Diego International Studies School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: The Walls We Carry
  • School name: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
  • School state: IN
  • Documentary title: Whats wrong with the Criminal Justice System?
  • School name: Trumann High School
  • School state: AR
  • Documentary title: Gun Rights
  • School name: Horseheads Highschool
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: LGBTQ+ in Today's America: Modern Discrimination
  • School name: Jenks High School
  • School state: OK
  • Documentary title: Color Me Frustrated
  • School name: Sheboygan Falls Middle School
  • School state: WI
  • Documentary title: What's The Problem?
  • School name: Coral Reef Senior High School
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Gun Violence
  • School name: Miss Porter's School
  • School state: CT
  • Documentary title: Healthy Foods: Up to Trump to Make a Reality
  • School name: Mullen High School
  • School state: CO
  • Documentary title: Behind The Screen
  • School name: Horseheads High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: The Depressing Mental Health Care System