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Science Friday Sponsors Seek New Science Guy or Gal

Deadline for STEM audio competition draws near

Public Radio Exchange, which distributes “Radiolab” and “Science Friday,” is sponsoring a contest to find radio’s answer to Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

As a part of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Story project, PRX is seeking short audio submissions, which will then be evaluated, and winning entries will be backed by the Sloan Foundation and distributed to public radio stations across the United States this summer.

PRX says it wants four- to seven-minute submissions that are creative, story-driven and address under-covered subjects in the STEM arena (particularly engineering and math).

Proposals must include a title, brief producer biography, links or MP3 audio files of previous work, a production budget, relevant fact-checking and editorial information, a 250-word text summary of the project, a Twitter-length project description (including a Twitter handle associated with the producer) and a deadline for the project’s completion (before July 15 at 5 p.m.).

The contest deadline is Monday, April 22.