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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 Media Awards @shinemediawards - Aug 18
So pleased to hear that our Winners Book has been nominated in two categories (design, paper) for this years @SolutionsAwards ! Well done to the design team at @richardpchapman as well as @Pureprint and @DenmaurPaper ! #TSA18 https://t.co/CbgvLl07o9

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Aug 18
Shine School Media Awards are... *what* exactly? We made a video to tell you all about it... >>> https://t.co/OxXCmKV5ak #UKEdChat #ShineSMA19 https://t.co/yJ7iY925dQ

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jul 18
Here's a lovely piece about creating the design and creative concept around this year's Shine Awards by our deputy chair @richardpchapman https://t.co/hsMedip7yM