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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

About the Shine Awards

The Shine School Media Awards is proving to be a beneficial project for all teachers. Meeting the requirements of the school curriculum, the competition is designed to encourage pupils to work together to produce a school magazine, newspaper, podcast or website and to:

  • Encourage an interest in developing publishing skills in young people, helping them to improve literacy, nurture creativity, develop commercial and business skills, encourage teamwork and develop leadership skills
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the skills required by the media and graphic arts industries, such as commercial awareness, leadership, editorial flair, circulation strategy and design and production and encourage school-leavers to consider the media and graphic arts industries as a career choice
  • Raise awareness of the importance of respecting copyright and the ownership of intellectual property
  • Develop an informed awareness of the need for sustainable strategies to address environmental issues
  • Promote interaction between departments within schools, including English, Art & Design, Business Studies and IT, interaction with the local community and between pupils, teachers and the wider business community
  • Recognise achievement and reward winning entries at a special gala awards ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in London each summer

The full list of Shine Award categories

“There is a tangible uniqueness surrounding the Shine competition and that is – its ambition! We are committed to offer every student the opportunity to live their dreams by finding talented young people, to encourage and support.

“A Shine project can help unify a group of students where hidden talents are exposed and self-belief grows into engagement in unexpected ways.

“The process also encourages personal responsibility and perseverance. Most importantly we hope that the competition will open young minds to the possibilities and potential of a career in our industries.”

– Annie Hotton, Chair of Shine

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Judging

The Shine School Media Awards are judged by a high-profile group of industry professionals.

Our judges for 2018 included;

  • Mark Allen, Chairman, Mark Allen Group
  • Helen Amass from tes
  • Alice Audley from Blogosphere magazine
  • Andy Bruguier from Denmaur Paper Media
  • Glenda Cooper from City University London
  • Hugh Dickerson from Google
  • David Gamage from Earth Island Publishing
  • Charles Garside from Associated Newspapers
  • Melanie Hough from Getty Images Hulton Archive
  • Liz Hunt from the Daily Mail
  • Neil Jones from Bobst
  • Neil Lovell from The Printing Charity
  • Terry Mansfield CBE from Hearst
  • Steve Marchant from The Cartoon Museum
  • James Matthews-Paul from Rogue Agency
  • Michael Murphy, the former principal of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy
  • Julie Murray from the Copyright Licensing Association
  • Bettine Pellant from Picon
  • Emma Robinson from NCTJ
  • Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe
  • Tandy Wakeford from TwoSides
  • Debbie Waldron-Hoines, Director at Avant-Tout Management Services
  • Katherine Whitbourn, freelance journalist
  • Susan Wright from Earth Island Publishing

What you have to do to enter:

  • Encourage pupils to build production of a newsletter, magazine, ePub, PDF or website (all categories eligible for Shine) into their programme or introduce a team project
  • Register your interest
  • Submit your school’s chosen entry by the entry deadline with a completed entry form

 

What your school could win:

  • All winners will be invited to an awards ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London in the summer
  • Cash prizes totalling £4,000 will be distributed to main winners
  • All winning entries will receive a handsome trophy to retain
  • An overall winner will receive the Harrison Cup to retain for one year

 

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Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jun 18
With less than two weeks now until Shine Awards Day 2018, our preparations are coming on a treat. We can't wait to see all our nominees... is everybody ready?

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Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - May 18
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