The shortlist for our Young Historians’ Podcast Competition has been announced. Ten individual entries and five group entries have made it through to the final judging round of the contest that we’re running in conjunction with the Historical Association.
These shortlisted entries will be assessed next month by a panel of historians comprising Dan Snow, Helen Castor, Tom Holland, Lucy Worsley and Saul David. The winners are to be announced in the April 2013 edition of BBC History Magazine.
Competitors, aged 16–18, were asked to produce a short podcast of no more than three minutes on the subject of their history hero.
We’ve been delighted with quality of the podcasts submitted, including those that didn’t make it through to the next stage. “All the entrants have been very impressive,” said the magazine’s publisher David Musgrove. “They showed great ingenuity in their approach to history”.
Here are the shortlisted entrants in full:
Alice Roberts, Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire
Ariane Laurent-Smith, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
Caroline Harding, Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston-upon-Thames
Daniel Adamson, The Perse Upper School, Cambridge
Isaac Naylor, The Howard School, Gillingham
James Heale, Kingston Grammar School, Kingston-upon-Thames
Josh McStay, William Howard School, Cumbria
Julian Sutcliffe, Reading School, Berkshire
Luke Griffiths, Bassaleg School, Newport
Ruby Taylor, Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston-upon-Thames
Rosemary Walmsley, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham
Group award (group leader name):
Ben Lammin, King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex
Ellie Sykes, St Mary’s School, Ascot
Maddie Parsons, St Mary’s School, Ascot
Oliver East, Salesian College, Hampshire