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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 School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 19
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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 19
All Shine entries will be judged for our Best Magazine, Best Newspaper and Best Online (as relevant) prizes. So: has your school produced a fantastic example of one of these as a project or as coursework? Shine is FREE and our entry form is here: https://t.co/Nt7opCarBP #UKEdChat https://t.co/bYhjz6hCRO

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 19
It's a green light for 2019 Shine Award entries! That's for all registered schools whether you're new or have entered before. Our entry form is here >>> https://t.co/FYw0wDFiM5 https://t.co/e35cU6yfTZ