NPR's Student Podcast Challenge now accepting submissions
NPR’s Annual Student Podcast Challenge has returned for a fifth year. The competition invites students to collaborate with their community, schools, and teachers to make creative podcasts.
The challenge opened for entries on Jan. 6 to students between 8th and 12th grade. The winner will get to hear their work on NPR and get a visit from NPR's education team.
"We really just ask students to talk about whatever topic they're interested in. I keep going back to the phrase we hear stories about tattoos and tater tots, so it's a really wide range," Janet Lee from NPR's education desk explains.
In 2019, there was a finalist from the Milwaukee-area. Three students from the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center submitted a podcast about their experiences being incarcerated.
Tips and advice on how to produce a student podcast can be found here. Submissions are accepted until April 28.