What is The Edit?

The Edit is NBCU Academy and Adobe’s initiative to develop creativity and inspire the next generation of talent in film and TV. Your middle or high school students will build key media and digital literacy skills as they create their own 90-second video news reports about Physical, Mental or Financial Wellbeing using Adobe Express and a complete package of ready-made tutorials and guides.

Compete for Prizes*

Enter The Edit contest by May 24 for the chance to win GoPros for your students!

Join a nationwide contest by submitting the best news report from your classroom. Three middle school classrooms and three high school classrooms will be selected as winners to receive prizes from NBCU Academy and Adobe such as GoPro equipment, Fandango gift cards and branded merchandise.

We guide you and your students through a structured process that can be completed in 4-6 hours, start-to-finish.


Students learn how to research and script reports.


Students learn how to record, organize, and tie-together their footage.


Students learn how to add in voice-overs and details and then finalize and publish their reports.


Submit your students’ reports for the opportunity to win some amazing prizes from NBCU Academy and Adobe! 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can participate in “The Edit” contest?

“The Edit” contest is open to middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12) in public or non-profit schools located in the United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories).

Is there a cost associated with participating in “The Edit”?

No, “The Edit” is completely free for all middle and high school students who wish to participate. There are no registration fees or costs involved in joining the digital storytelling challenge.

What resources are provided to support students in creating their news reports?

“The Edit” provides a comprehensive set of resources to support students throughout the news report creation process. These resources are included in the downloadable PDF pack provided in “The Edit” portal. All resources are available online, allowing for a paper-free experience. However, participants who prefer to use paper copies can print each asset.

When is the deadline for submitting news reports to “The Edit” contest?

Entries must be received before May 24, 2024, at 8:00 P.M. ET to be eligible for the contest.

When will the winners be announced?

There will be two rounds of judging:

  • Round 1: Initial judging to determine the finalists on or about May 27, 2024
  • Round 2: Judging to determine the winner on or about June 3, 2024

Are there any technical requirements or specifications for the video submissions?

Yes, to create their news reports, students will need access to an Adobe Express for Education account, which is free for all schools. Additionally, students will need digital devices such as tablets, laptops, or desktop computers to work on their reports. They will also require digital recording devices, such as tablets, cell phones, or cameras, to capture footage for their reports.

Do students need to include The Edit logo in their videos?

No, their videos should not include The Edit logo. The logo was included in the example video for demonstration purposes only.

Is there a limit to the number of news reports that can be submitted from each classroom?

Yes, there is a limit of one entry per teacher during the contest period. For teachers running “The Edit” program in multiple classrooms, they must select one winning team and submit it as their entry. Multiple entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. 

Can students collaborate on news reports as a team, or are submissions limited to individual efforts?

Yes, students are encouraged to collaborate on news reports as a team. To submit, divide your students into teams of four individuals. Each team will work together to create and submit a 90-second video news report for “The Edit.” 

What educators are saying about The Edit

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be teachers who are legal residents of the 50 US or DC who are 18 or older. Begins April 8, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. ET and ends May 24, 2024 at 8:00 P.M. ET. Limit 1 entry per person. To enter, and for Official Rules, odds, and prize details, visit nbcuacademy.com/the-edit-terms. Messaging & data rates may apply. Sponsors: NBCUniversal Media, LLC and Adobe Inc.