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NY Times Student Podcast Contest

Posted by Team APATA | Apr 13, 2022

The NY Times fifth Annual Podcast Contest is on and they are sending out the challenge to students aged 11-19 around the globe.

“If you could make a podcast about anything, what would it be?”

Create an original podcast in five minutes or less that informs or entertains.

The contest closes 18 May 2022 and the NY Times will feature their favourites on The Learning Network.

As always there are plenty of resources to help teachers and students; a lesson plan; writing prompts; mentor texts; video advice from Times audio producers and student contest winners; a recorded webinar; a contest rubric and more.

You can find all of these resources – plus the submission form – on their contest page.

Additional student podcasting info:

  • A previous article we posted about student podcaster Daniel Wang, the NY Times Student Podcast Contest plus more resources about how students can start making podcasts can be found HERE: Podcasting for Students 
  • APATA members can login to the Digital Library to access the Australian Master of Radio, Spencer Howson deliver a Masterclass on this subject: Radio and Podcasting for High School Students.

Most importantly podcasting for students is a great way explore topics that they care about whether they are fun or factual. The ball is in their court. Check out the competition details and good luck!

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