November 15, 2018 / Modified nov 15, 2018 11:55 a.m.

NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win

A chance for teachers and students, grades 5 through 12, to turn their classrooms into production studios.

NPR student podcast challenge hero Be a part of the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge. (PHOTO: LA Johnson/NPR)

Announcing the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Take a topic, a lesson or a unit you're learning about, and turn it into a podcast.

Have something to say? Now is your chance.

Here's how it's going to work: Produce a podcast, 3-12 minutes long. You don't need a lot of fancy equipment or a studio — you should be able to do this with just a smartphone and a computer, with easily available software. And you don't need to be an expert in radio production: NPR will offer lots of help for students and teachers along the way.

Start planning now — the contest is open to entries on Jan. 1, 2019, through March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Then, the panel of judges will pick two winners, nationwide: one from grades five through eight and one from grades nine through 12.

NPR journalists will visit the winning podcasters before the end of the school year, where they will present a trophy and interview teachers and students. Then those winning podcasts will be featured in segments on NPR programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered later in the spring.

Before you get started, take some time to read through the contest rules.

Good luck!

Source: NPR.org

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