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Key dates for Shine 2019

Closing date for entries
26th April 2019

Preliminary judging
9th May 2019

Final judging
20th May 2019

Awards ceremony
1st July 2019

Background to the competition

The Shine School Media Awards is a program to support enterprising secondary school pupils and support and encourage their creativity.

Across the UK, teenagers are writing, drawing, printing, photographing, recording podcasts, building websites, broadcasting on school radio and publishing online… with the idea that this will one day be their career. Shine nurtures those aspirations with a set of annual awards – irrespective of the type of school or level of funding our entries receive. These prizes can offer career pathways so award-winning students can see their ideas and aspirations become reality.

Our primary goal is to offer recognition of outstanding local creativity at a national level, lending exceptional students a helping hand for the future.

With its 600-year heritage, Stationers’ Hall is today the home and the hub of the Content and Communications Industries and we believe there is no finer place to celebrate the achievements of our fantastic entrants.

Shine is forever indebted to its founder, Ian Locks of the Stationers’ Company, who launched the Shine Awards in 2011. Today we continue his concept – to support and reward the development of publishing projects by secondary school pupils.

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Apr 19
News from Shine: several teachers have told us that they need a little more time to get their entries to us. As a result to allow as many people to enter a possible we've pushed our deadline for 2019 to the other side of Easter >>> https://t.co/0ZkGiVrhWb #UKEdChat https://t.co/utRvOgk0xM

Jon Severs @jon_severs - Apr 19
RT @jon_severs: What a fantastic man Bill appears to be and what a hugely uplifting and optimistic piece to share for #AutismAwarenessWeek…

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Apr 19
Well done Bill! Our former 'Shine Scholar' has his feature on living 'life on the spectrum' featured in @tes today. #AutismAwarenessDay https://t.co/H9uPALWARk