Jan 03, 2019 2019-01-03
National Public Radio’s first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge is a chance for teachers and students in grades 5–12 across the country to turn their classrooms into production studios, their assignments into scripts, and their ideas into sound. To participate in the challenge, students need to produce a podcast of three to twelve minutes in length on their smartphone or computer, with easily available software. They don’t need to be an expert in radio production; NPR will offer help for students and teachers along the way. A panel of judges will choose two winners—one from grades 5–8 and one from grades 9–12. NPR journalists will visit the winning podcasters before the end of the school year, where the journalists will present a trophy and interview teachers and students. The winning podcasts will then be featured in segments on the NPR programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered later in the spring.
Deadline: The contest opened on January 1, 2019, and will close on March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).