Student Podcast Winners

The competition results are in!

A little over a month ago, we launched a student podcast competition with two goals in mind: 1. to give opportunity to those younger students who were not able to enter the NPR challenge, and 2. to enable teachers and students to showcase the great work they are doing within Synth. We get to listen to samples of what they are creating all the time, and we thought it was time for the world to get to listen to them too.

We have been extremely impressed with the submissions and are deeply grateful to each and every student who took the opportunity to enter the competition. Your voice was heard!

Five judges were chosen from the podcasting industry, who listened to hundreds of podcasts from submissions across the country. We also enlisted the help of a sixth judge, Gabriel Carrillo of the Ed Tech Bites podcast, to help us handle the load as the total number of submissions grew.

All submissions were rated for the content of the podcast, the structure and flow, and the adherence to the competition guidelines. Winners receive mentions in this article, social media, featuring on Explore and receive a pizza party for their whole class!

The winning podcasts are hosted below, under a Synth student competition account in order to respect each participants privacy. Here they are:

Grades K-4

A 4th Grader’s Sports Journal, in Ms. Uehara’s class in NYC by Sebastian.
Kindergartners from Mrs. Geiger’s class in Georgia share what they have learned and their favorite things about Kindergarten.

Grades 5–8

Breaking down concentration camps and refugees with Claire and Anya, from Ms. Sandlers class in New York.
This podcast will teach you more about your animals! From buying, shopping, sheltering, you are going to learn everything you need to know about your animal! By Annaliese from Ms. Turnbull’s class in Iowa.

Grades 9–12:

An examination into the iGeneration including anxiety and parenting from Ms. Bannester’s students in Missouri.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone who participated; we can not express enough how impressed we all were with the level of talent and passion in these student podcasters, and the contribution from teachers who so willingly opened up their classrooms to elevate their students’ voices beyond the school walls. This is important, meaningful work, and we are so grateful for the chance support it.

Marketing & Community for Swivl / Synth / skilled.space. Co-host of The Dock for VoicEd Radio. Producer of I Have Cool Friends Podcast. Ambassador for Quilt.

Marketing & Community for Swivl / Synth / skilled.space. Co-host of The Dock for VoicEd Radio. Producer of I Have Cool Friends Podcast. Ambassador for Quilt.