2007-2008 Call for Submissions

Call for Podcasts - Entries due October 31, 2007

Podcasts are a great way to bring content to life and engage your students, parents, and the community. Because we think they're a perfect fit for Month of the Young Adolescent celebrations, National Middle School Association will feature original student podcasts in the 2007-2008 edition of the online publication, Expressions from the Middle. Podcasts can be created by individuals, groups, or whole classes. You decide. A $25 cash prize payable to the school and a certificate of recognition will be awarded for featured podcasts. Online podcast submission.
Content categories:
  • Describe how your school and community celebrate Month of the Young Adolescent
  • Share a service learning or community project
  • Describe the ideal teacher or principal
  • Describe what you enjoy about being a young adolescent
  • Describe what every middle school student should know
Creativity is the key! Here are some ideas:
  • Interviews (students, faculty, parents, community members, authors)
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Skits
Guidelines for Submissions:
  • Teachers submit student podcasts at
  • Podcasts must be free of copyrighted material. Use only original or royalty-free music.
  • Length: 4 minutes or less
  • Format: MP3
  • Maximum file size: 4 MB
  • Teachers are responsible for any necessary parental consent for student participation
Judging Criteria:
  • Quality of the content in relation to the topic selected (focused, organized, meaningful)
  • Creativity and originality
  • Production quality (sound and editing)