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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: Cahokia High School
  • School state: IL
  • Documentary title: GMO Awareness
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: The Affordable Care Act: Can America Afford to Give It Up?
  • School name: South Forsyth Middle School
  • School state: GA
  • Documentary title: Keeping Secrets Secret
  • School name: American Canyon Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: We need fair punishment
  • School name: Summit School
  • School state: NC
  • Documentary title: Gun Laws In America
  • School name: Conrad Weiser High School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: A REAL Problem
  • School name: Manhattan international high school
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Trump racism
  • School name: Edison Middle School
  • School state: SD
  • Documentary title: What is the President or Congress going to do to help Guatemala with gang-related violence to reduce immigration issues in the US? Melissa Ruiz Gudiel Estrada's C-SPAN Video
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: C-SPAN Documentary Illegal Immigration
  • School name: Patrick Henry Middle School
  • School state: SD
  • Documentary title: Education Systems: A problem that affects millions
  • School name: Sutherland Middle School
  • School state: VA
  • Documentary title: Women's Rights In The Workplace
  • School name: Waukesha West High School
  • School state: WI
  • Documentary title: The National Debt
  • School name: Bloomfield Hills High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: A Corrupt Congress
  • School name: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
  • School state: NV
  • Documentary title: The Most Urgent Issue
  • School name: Whitney High School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Change: The Urgent Issue
  • School name: Joliet Montissori
  • School state: IL
  • Documentary title: Service Dog Problems
  • School name: Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: Veganism
  • School name: South Forsyth Middle School
  • School state: GA
  • Documentary title: America's Deadly Diet
  • School name: Selzer
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: MTM Dog Abuse
  • School name: Coral Reef Senior High School
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: New Administration and What That Means for the Cuban Embargo
  • School name: Bronx Center For Science and Mathematics
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Mission Abort
  • School name: Mayfield Middle School
  • School state: OH
  • Documentary title: Debt Debates
  • School name: School for Advanced Studies
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: What do we do with this?
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: The Flaws in the Electoral College
  • School name: Sidney Gutierrez Middle School
  • School state: NM
  • Documentary title: What Can the Government Do to Help Preserve Forests and Balance Land Development?
  • School name: Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: defuNding planned parenthOod
  • School name: John Adams Middle School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Our Fat Future
  • School name: Springbrook High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Maximizing the Minimum Wage
  • School name: Morrison Academy
  • School state: Taiwan
  • Documentary title: Discrimination Enforcement
  • School name: Maret School
  • School state: DC
  • Documentary title: The Urgency of the Environment