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The Shine School Media Awards is a competition for secondary schools across the UK to produce a newspaper, magazine, podcast 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 and enrich their CV for university or college.

The Shine School Media Awards recognises exceptional young people who work on every aspect of a school newspaper, magazine, podcast or website.

2019 will be the ninth year for the Shine School Media Awards – an exciting initiative to put pupils’ media and communications achievements in the national spotlight at the same time as forming part of coursework.

The Shine Awards was founded – and continues to be supported today – by The Stationers’ Foundation, the charitable arm of The Stationers, one of the UK’s ancient Livery Companies.

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Key dates for Shine 2019

Closing date for entries
Early April 2019

Preliminary judging
Late April 2019

Final judging
May 2019

Awards ceremony
July 2019

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 - Jun 18
With less than two weeks now until Shine Awards Day 2018, our preparations are coming on a treat. We can't wait to see all our nominees... is everybody ready?

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jun 18
We would like to share an opportunity for a budding young film-maker to come to Stationers' Hall in early July and shoot a short movie of the Shine Awards ceremony. Travel expenses paid to London, within the UK. Email us >>> shine@stationers.org for more info cc @stationerscomms

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - May 18
Following the final judging of this year’s Shine School Media Awards, the Committee are delighted to announce the list of shortlisted schools to be invited to Stationers’ Hall on Monday 2nd July 2018. https://t.co/NrSJ3GFWUa #shineSMA18 #shineschoolmediaawards #UKEdChat https://t.co/WE6c6uhvoW