The Shine School Media Awards is a competition for secondary schools across the UK to produce a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, digital edition or website

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Welcome to the Shine School Media Awards!

Calling all Head Teachers and teachers of English, Art & Design and IT: enliven and enrich your curriculum and help your pupils win your school national recognition with a newspaper or magazine in print or online.

2018 will be the eighth year for the Shine School Media Awards – an exciting initiative for teachers of English, Art & Design and Information Technology to put pupils’ media and communications achievements in the national spotlight at the same time as forming part of coursework.

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Key Shine 2018 dates

Closing date for entries
Friday 6th April 2018

Preliminary judging
April 2018

Final judging
May 2018

Awards ceremony
Monday 2nd July 2018

Our entrants speak...

“We never imagined we’d arrive at a glitzy awards ceremony in London having reached the final shortlist. A great experience — we’ve already registered for next year!”

Jasmine Pentleton, Duchess’s High School, Northumberland

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Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Dec 17
Every year Shine judges are amazed at the topics our entrants write about - stuff that REALLY matters to young people. Any ideas what next year's might be? Take a look back at what our past winners wrote for inspiration >>> #schoolmagazine #schoolnewspaper

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Dec 17
"We take invisible ideas and make them tangible." So said legendary British graphic designer Neville Brody. Designing a school magazine, full of fresh thought and writing by young talent, sounds a lot like this. Find out more >>> #schoolmagazine

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Dec 17
Best of luck to team members old and new with this year's edition - we can't wait to see it! #schoolmagazine