NPR Student Podcast Challenge
Hello, and thanks for your interest in this year's NPR Student Podcast Challenge! This is your chance to make your voice heard and represent Eldorado nationally. Please review the information below and let Mr. Riesel (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you have any questions.
Some information within courtesy of npr.org
NPR is 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.
Here's how it works: Put together a podcast. Then Mr. Riesel will submit it to the competition. The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on Morning Edition or All Things Considered!
The following resources and forms are necessary/important to enter the competition:
- Tell us a story about your school or community: about something that happened there — recently or in the past — that your audience should know about.
- What is a moment in history that all students should learn about?
- Show us both sides of a debate about an issue that's important to you.
- What do you want to change about the world? What's a big change that you want to make in the future?
- Explain something to us that kids understand and grown-ups don't.
~or choose your own!~
Take a look at the script - you should plan on writing one for your podcast as well. How does this episode make you feel? How is sound used to enhance the story? How can interviews be used to tell a story?
What do you notice about the structure of this podcast? What makes it effective? Did they utilize many different speakers well?
- Who can participate?
- Can I work with others?
- What is a podcast?
- What topic should I podcast about?
- What equipment should I use?
- When is my podcast due to Mr. Riesel?
- I've never made a podcast before. Can I still enter?
- How long does the podcast need to be?
- Can I include music in my podcast?
- What is the prize and how will I be judged?
- Where can I find examples of different types of podcasts?