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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: Brooklyn Technical High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: " Privacy a Luxury? "
  • School name: Ramsay High School
  • School state: AL
  • Documentary title: Discrimination Against Minorities
  • School name: American Canyon High School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: C-Span Bank Regulations
  • School name: Narragansett High School
  • School state: RI
  • Documentary title: Sexual Assault On College Campuses
  • School name: NYC ischool
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Saving Small Businesses
  • School name: Nicholas Pellechio
  • School state: RI
  • Documentary title: Gun Control: It Doesn't Work
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: America: are we really the land of the free
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: Why We Need Police Reform Now
  • School name: American Canyon Middle School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: The Importance of the Wage Equity
  • School name: Winter Park High School
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: The American "Dream"
  • School name: Trumann High School
  • School state: AR
  • Documentary title: More Jobs needed
  • School name: Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
  • School state: IA
  • Documentary title: Illegal Immigration
  • School name: Nashoba Brooks School
  • School state: MA
  • Documentary title: The Federal Potluck
  • School name: Townsend Harris High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Fighting Islamophobia
  • School name: Kankakee Valley High School
  • School state: IN
  • Documentary title: ObamaCare
  • School name: Paul R. Baird Middle School
  • School state: MA
  • Documentary title: Stopping Gun Violence
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: It's Not all Black and White
  • School name: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Immigration Reform
  • School name: St. Ignatius College Prep
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Planned Parenthood
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Melting Ice Caps: Preserving the Planet One Degree at a Time
  • School name: Eastern Middle School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: The Magic Number: Funding for K-12 Education
  • School name: Tamanend Middle School
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Incarceration: Skyrockets Debt
  • School name: John Adams Middle School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Tuition Free College