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How It Works

Imagination Station is a podcast for kids, by kids, where kids narrate their own original stories for other kids to listen to. We are currently taking submissions for our first season. All kids aged 9-14 (inclusive) are welcome to submit their stories to be featured in the podcast. All participants will receive a certificate of participation upon submission, but only the ten best stories will be selected to be broadcast on the podcast, and their authors will be featured on our social media and website.

 

Steps to Enter

  • Write a story. Make sure to create a lively plot, dynamic characters, and interesting dialogue.

  • Record yourself reading your story. Bring your story to life by adding expression to your voice.

  • Create cover art. Draw or illustrate a cover picture for your story.

  • Send us your story with the necessary requirements (below).

  • We select the ten best submissions and contact the winners

  • We professionally edit the audio recordings to add aesthetic effect

  • We publish the story on our podcast and feature the author on a predetermined date

Evaluation Criteria

  • The story is lively and intriguing. It will engage and fascinate listeners aged 9-14.

  • The story is narrated in a dynamic and animated manner

  • The cover art is attractive and shows evidence of time and effort  

  • The audio recording is clear and there is no background sound or disturbance

Requirements:

  • In your submission email, please include the following:

    • Your full name, age, grade and your city

    • Your audio recording

    • Your cover art

    • The text of story in *pdf or *word format

    • A 150 word biography of the author  

  • Note: Audio recordings must be a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes

  • Send all the above requirements to imaginationstationpodcast@gmail.com

Renumeration

Every submission will receive a certificate of participation. 

Successful submissions will receive $25 for their work (Canadian participants only).

Important dates:

Submission deadline: February 25, 2021

Winner announcement: February 28, 2021

Podcast launch: March 1, 2021

Submission email: imaginationstationpodcast@gmail.com

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @imaginstnpod