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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: Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice
  • School name: Summit School
  • School state: NC
  • Documentary title: Police Brutality in America
  • School name: Milan High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Overcrowded Prisons in America
  • School name: Milan High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: The Great American Debate: Gun Control
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: North Dakota Access Pipeline
  • School name: International School of the Americas
  • School state: TX
  • Documentary title: LGBT+ Rights
  • School name: Terra Environmental Research Institute
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Bridges Not Walls: American Immigration Reform
  • School name: Clearview Regional High School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Fighting ISIS
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Horsham Water Headache
  • School name: Rogers High School
  • School state: WA
  • Documentary title: Gay Rights By Epic Cheeseburger Productions
  • School name: Farmwell Station Middle school
  • School state: VA
  • Documentary title: Remembering the promise
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Preparatory
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Bill of Whites: The Story of Income Inequality in the United States
  • School name: Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: Veganism
  • School name: The Alfred and Adele Davis Academy
  • School state: GA
  • Documentary title: The Unjustice System
  • School name: Ada Merritt
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Drug Abuse within Teens
  • School name: Richmond School
  • School state: WI
  • Documentary title: Growing the Middle Class
  • School name: Cesar Chavez Capitol Hill
  • School state: DC
  • Documentary title: Gentrification Is Colonization
  • School name: Issaquah High School
  • School state: WA
  • Documentary title: Rise of the Planet of The Trees
  • School name: Bloomfield Hills High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Amer. Lit 1900s - Student Cam - Climate Change KQW
  • School name: Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Highest Education: Over Priced
  • School name: Taylor Preparatory High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Unifying Korea
  • School name: American Canyon Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford to Go to School
  • School name: J.P. Stevens High School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Healthcare: Your Money or Your Life
  • School name: Ramsay High School
  • School state: AL
  • Documentary title: Grade A Education
  • School name: SAINT IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Sanctuary Cities in America
  • School name: Al-Huda School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Syrian Refugee Crisis
  • School name: Summit School
  • School state: NC
  • Documentary title: Gun Crontrol
  • School name: West Ottawa High School
  • School state: MI
  • Documentary title: Global Climate Change
  • School name: Eastern Middle School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Mind the Gap: How the Achievement Gap Impacts Society
  • School name: Sheboygan Falls Middle School
  • School state: WI
  • Documentary title: Project Homelessness