The Shine School Media Awards is a national competition rewarding UK secondary schools who produce an outstanding newspaper, magazine, podcast or website

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Welcome to the Shine School Media Awards!

2019 will be the ninth year for the Shine School Media Awards – a national competition that recognises exceptional secondary school pupils who work on the writing, editing, design and fund-raising for a school newspaper, magazine, podcast or website.

The culmination of each year’s Shine Awards is a spectacular summertime gala awards ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

The significant benefits of starting a Shine project include an enrichment of the school curriculum, an incentive to creativity and the chance for pupils to win national recognition and in the process enrich their CV and applications for university or college.

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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RT @CLA_UK: Rhodri Hughes has written a #blog of the @shinemediawards he attended last week, and how impressed he was by the entries and th…

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We would like to pay tribute to our wonderful outgoing Chair @ahnonitton aka Annie Hotton, who retired her post today after three years. Thank you so much Annie for everything. We are happy to say Annie will continue in a new role meeting and encouraging school participation.