Editors note: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge for grades 5-12 will open on Jan. 1, 2021. If you're looking for the college contest click here.
Step 1: Read the entry requirements. Podcasts must be between three and eight minutes long. Read more here. Teachers are welcome to enter more than one podcast on behalf of their students using separate entry forms for each.
Step 2: Get permission from a parent or legal guardian of each student who worked on the project. Please read through the rules to learn exactly what you'll need permission for. There's no need to send us your permission forms — but you'll need to verify that you have them in order to enter.
Step 3: Upload to SoundCloud. You'll need to make it publicly viewable and downloadable, so our judges can listen.
(Need help putting the podcast on SoundCloud and changing the privacy settings? Find guidance here and here.)
Step 4: Fill out the form (check back in January.) Please enter your name (not your student's) in the name field. Within a few minutes of submitting, you should get an email that we received the entry.
Questions? Read about the contest here. On our website, you'll find guides for students making podcasts and lesson plans for teachers. Frequently asked questions can be found here.
If you can't find what you're looking for, email firstname.lastname@example.org.