The Shine School Media Awards is a competition for secondary schools across the UK to produce a newspaper, magazine (in print or digital edition), podcast or website

Find out about the 2018 awards
Shine 2018
is now open for

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, magazine (in print or digital edition) podcast or website.

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.

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.

Find out more about the 2018 Shine Awards

Key Shine 2018 dates

Closing date for entries
Friday 6th April 2018

Preliminary judging
Mid-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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