Dear teachers and students,

Please refer to the call for submissions for the International HerStories Youth Competition 2023/2024. The deadline is March 31, 2024.


Centropa invited students in Hungary, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Greece to develop and produce a podcast or audio feature on the following topics:

Very welcome are, for example, projects that highlight the contributions and achievements of Jewish women throughout history; Profile influential Jewish women throughout history of your country or town; highlight involvement of Jewish women in social justice movements; Explore how Jewish women have contributed to advocacy, civil rights, and humanitarian causes; Explore the roles of Jewish women in various fields such as science, literature, politics, and the arts.

What do we expect from your submission?

  • The podcast or audio feature should be in English or in your native language under the condition that you provide a transcript in English.
  • Your submission should be between 7 and 15 minutes in length.
  • It should include a title, introduction with a summary of the content, and the name of your school and students who participated in the making of the submission.
  • You can create a project about a living person, i.e. in the form of an interview, or about one of the seven Jewish women from the HerStories project.

How to submit your podcast or audio feature


  • Consider submitting your script to an English teacher for a grammar/ language check before submitting it. You can also submit your script to a history teacher for fact-checking
  • Be sensitive with regards to the topics you are creating content about. Make sure you use courteous and correct language which is not offensive, and show the appropriate respect towards the topic and content of your project. If you are unsure about your entry submissions, don’t be afraid to ask an adult, a teacher or us at Centropa.

Suggestions on where to get the material for your podcast

  • Jewish biographies and photos can be found in the Centropa database and, especially concerning the seven Jewish women from the HerStories project, on the HerStories website
  • For more on Jewish history, customs and holidays, you can take a look at the or
  • In open lincensed archives such as the free music archive, you can find sound affects and tunes to integrate into your podcast that you are allowed to use. Just be sure you follow the Copyright notice if there is one.

Things to remember

  • Do not copy someone else’s work.
  • Do not use sources or state facts which are dubious and unreliable. If you are not sure about the source’s credibility, send us an email
  • Please make sure you are not stealing sounds that are copyright protected. This can lead to lawsuits. If you are not sure if you can use the sounds, send us an email
  • Remember to treat people’s stories with respect!

Need help?

If you need help or have any questions, reach out to our local coordinators: