Podcast Challenge 2019

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Open to: teenagers from all over the world
Award: public post of work on the New York Times


Make an original podcast, of five minutes or less, to inform and entertain the listener. Imagine yourself — or, perhaps, you and your friends — as hosts of your own podcast. What would you talk about? Maybe you’d tell a story, perhaps about a childhood memory, an experience that changed your life, or a bad romance. Or maybe you’d rather interview guests about a topic you’re exploring, whether a news-related issue like gun violence or gender roles, or a hobby, passion or concern of your own? Or, maybe you’d just like to have a conversation — about pop culture, sports, food, fashion, technology, or politics.


The contest is open to anyone 13 to 19 years old, from anywhere in the world.


Winners and their work are always honored in the LEARNING, which is The New York Times education section, with podcasts that go out to the entire audience.

How to apply?

For more information, please visit the official web page.