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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: Monroe Township High School
  • School state: NJ
  • Documentary title: Biting the Bullet on Gun Control
  • School name: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Affordable Housing: The Solution to the Homelessness Crisis
  • School name: Bellevue HS
  • School state: Washington
  • Documentary title: Modern Cybersecurity
  • School name: Poolesville High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: ISIS: An Imperative Threat
  • School name: Montgomery Blair High School
  • School state: MD
  • Documentary title: Trigger Lock: Enacting Gun License Reform To Curb American Gun Violence
  • School name: Townsend Harris High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Racism in College
  • School name: Trumann High school
  • School state: AR
  • Documentary title: Childhood Obesity
  • School name: Mountain View
  • School state: ID
  • Documentary title: ESSA Act and Common Core
  • School name: Las Vegas Academy Of the Arts
  • School state: NV
  • Documentary title: The need for Increased national awearness of diabetes.
  • School name: Bell Middle School
  • School state: CO
  • Documentary title: Dying With Dignity
  • School name: School for Advanced Studies
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Immigration
  • School name: Jenks High School
  • School state: OK
  • Documentary title: Bee Movie But Without The Bees
  • School name: Repertory Company High School
  • School state: NY
  • Documentary title: Unseen Dangers Affecting America
  • School name: Patrick Henry Middle school
  • School state: SD
  • Documentary title: Gun violence and gun control
  • School name: Scripps Ranch High School
  • School state: CA
  • Documentary title: Gun Control Keep Your Soul
  • School name: SCAPA
  • School state: KY
  • Documentary title: Shaping the Future
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: Mental Health-But Where Are The Men?
  • School name: Piedmont Lakes Middle School
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: Climate Change, A Real Or Serious Issue?
  • School name: Kirkwood Highschool
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: immigration in the USA
  • School name: Paul R Baird Middle School
  • School state: MA
  • Documentary title: Our take on the: Refugee crisis
  • School name: Rylee
  • School state: FL
  • Documentary title: LGBT Rights
  • School name: Kirkwood High School
  • School state: MO
  • Documentary title: America's Energy Problem
  • School name: Harrisburg Academy
  • School state: PA
  • Documentary title: Veteran Care