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Audio Production Contest

February 8

Contest overview:

(from the national standards)

Students are to fully produce (plan, write, voice, record, edit, render, etc.) a four-minute radio production such as a PSA, NPR-style soundscape, sound-rich/NPR-style news story, sound and interview only news story, etc. A 30-second ad spot will be produced and inserted into the production.
The complete production requires students to demonstrate their ability to plan a project that meets a specific prompt and run time; gather, edit and mix a variety of audio sources; and render the completed project to a specified audio file.

Contest Requirement:

Produce a four-minute audio production based on the following prompt:

In her 2019 inaugural address, Gov. Janet Mills said Maine needs to attract young people to “move here and make Maine their home” to keep Maine vibrant and productive.

What do Maine’s young people think the state needs to do to help them create a future in Maine?

You must have at least two interviews in the piece.


In the middle of your piece, insert a 30-second commercial you develop that markets Maine as a production location to the filmmaking industry. Your client is the Maine Film Office. (https://filminmaine.com/)

In line with national standards, you may exceed the time limit for the 30-second commercial by one second without penalty. You may also exceed the four-minute story production length by one second without penalty.

You must submit a script for the full production.

No music or audio protected by copyright can be used.

The total run time for the project is 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

Export your script and full audio production (combined story and commercial) as a High Quality MP3 file and submit it by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 to Contest Co-Chair Aaron Jackson at: ajackson@utc4me.org


February 8
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