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Be A Part Of The 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR is inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win the grand prize and have your work appear on NPR.
The NPR Student Podcast Challenge begins on January 1, 2020 and ends on March 24, 2020. NPR has updated its rules on music for this year's contest. You can find the updated rules here.
Here’s how the challenge works: Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then your teacher can submit it to NPR.
This contest is for teachers with students between 5th and 12th grade. Each podcast should be between three and 12 minutes long.
The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on Morning Edition or All Things Considered.
Where to Begin
You don’t have to be an expert. In fact, it’s expected that most of you are putting a podcast together for the very first time. So don't panic!
Visit NPR’s submission guide to find suggested prompts, guidelines for submissions, and a list of questions you might have.
But before you do anything, it's important to read the official rules here.
Sure, this is a competition, but it's also about learning new skills in a fun way. NPR wants to make that learning easier — so they’ve put together materials to help both teachers and students along the way.
When you're ready to submit, you can do so by clicking here