2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Jan 8, 2020

The 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge is officially open for entries. 

The Challenge is aimed at students between grades 5 and 12, and NPR Ed will provide a series of suggested prompts and a guide for student podcasters and their teachers. NPR hopes to generate a lot of excellent material from around the country and hope this will give us a chance to add youth voices into the national conversation.

NPR has now finalized a panel of expert judges – drawn from NPR, Member stations and the world of podcasting. They’ll select two winning submissions, one from grades 5-8 and another from grades 9-12. Segments of the winning podcast will run in segments on Morning Edition and All Things Considered in Spring 2020.

The challenge will follow this general timeline:

  • January 6 - Challenge officially opens for entries
  • March 24 - Deadline for entries
  • April - Winners announced




Email: studentpodcastchallenge@npr.org.