KCRW is holding what it calls a "radio race" this weekend. "Producers of all experience levels from all over the world will have 24 hours to write, record, and edit a non-fiction radio story," the station says. The story has to run six minutes or less, be nonfiction, and be in English. You begin by registering and paying a $10 fee. Then on Saturday morning at 10 a.m., KCRW will send everyone a theme for the piece.
They will then have 24 hours to create a story that somehow relates to this theme. Halfway through the 24 hours (at 10PM PT), contestants will receive another email with an optional BONUS ELEMENT, which they can choose to incorporate into their story for extra credit. By Sunday at 10AM PT, their finished piece must be posted on Soundcloud for judging.
Judging will be by a panel of celebrity judges. There are prizes. More information