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
18th April 2019

Preliminary judging
9th May 2019

Final judging
20th May 2019

Awards ceremony
1st 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 School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 19
We're behind this 100%: the Shine School Media Awards gives prizes to young people creating school newspapers – building experience so they can follow their dream and be the journalists of the future. Let's ensure the UK newspaper industry is a healthy one #buyapaper #UKEdChat

Karen McCombie @KarenMcCombie - Jan 19
RT @KarenMcCombie: Any schools out there with a STUDENT NEWSPAPER should enter these awards! #ShineSchoolMediaAwards

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 19
A new year message from Shine School Media Awards Chair Alison Strachan: how we're changing the Shine Awards categories to be more reflective of our entrants' work in 2019 >>> #UKEdChat