NPR has launched a few student podcast challenges, and the most recent is targeted to college students for the first time. Fascinatingly, the contest intersected the Covid pandemic. That collision might have given students more time to focus on audio projects, and definitely influenced the content. We see (well, hear) introspection in thd finalists which NPR announces today.
There are 10 of them, from which NPR will cull “grand prize winners” (note the plural, though we don’t know how many) and honorable mentions. In a different student challenge, over 6,000 audio pieces were submitted.
Below is a list of the finalists, which you can also bookmark HERE.
By: Brian Le, Emory University
By: Elijah McKee, Skidmore College
By: Anya Steinberg & Danny Archibald, Colorado College
By: Gabriela Santana, Hassan Fields & Joshua Gordon, Virginia Commonwealth University
By: Lennon Sherburne, Simmons University
By: Bennett Cook, Buffalo State College
By: Miriam Colvin, Penn State University
By: Savannah Kelley, Northwestern University
By: Andrew Zacks & Brenda Theresa Hayes, Princeton University
Music by: Charlie Zacks
By: Lena Diasti, Hope Houston, Chase Leito, Daisy Okoye, Dinah Clottey, Jonathan Brooks, University of Chicago