NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR and WVXU are inviting students to create a podcast, then – with the help of a teacher – compete for a chance to win a grand prize and have the work appear on NPR.

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

Here’s how it works: Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then submit it to NPR.

This contest is aimed at students between 5th and 12th grade. Each podcast should be between three and 12 minutes long.

Podcasts can be submitted between January 1, and March 31. Winners will be announced in April. The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

We don’t expect you to be experts. In fact, this could be the first time that you produce a podcast. Don’t panic! NPR is here to help.

Check out NPR’s submission guide to find suggested prompts, guidelines for submissions, and a list of questions you might have.

It’s also important to read the official rules here.

This is a competition; but, it’s also a fun way to learn new skills. NPR also has materials to help both teachers and students participate in the challenge.  Good Luck!

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