NPR Student Podcast Challenge now open

Submissions are open NOW through March 31.

Teachers: Submit your students’ podcasts here

We’re inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win our grand prize and have your work appear on NPR.

Be a part of the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

The contest is a podcast submission contest where 5th – 12th grade teachers can submit an audio file created by their student(s) for an opportunity to (a) have NPR and/or station reporters come to their school to meet and interview them and their student(s) and (b) have the winning podcast discussed in a news segment that will appear on an episode of NPR’s All Things Considered or Morning Edition.

The Contest will operate as described below, on or about the stated dates:

  • The Contest submission period begins at 12:00 a.m. EST on January 1, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2019. To be eligible, submissions must be submitted in accordance with Section 4 of these Official Rules.
  • The Contest judging period begins on April 1, 2019, and ends on or about April 21, 2019. Eligible submissions will be reviewed by up to two (2) panels of judges selected in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, and will be judged in accordance with Section 5 of these Official Rules. Two (2) Winners (as described in Section 7 below) will be selected.
  • Sponsors will attempt to contact each Winner, or an alternate if necessary, on or about April 22, 2019, and in accordance with Section 6 of these Official Rules.
  • The Winners will be publicly announced on or about April 23, 2019.

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