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Key Shine 2018 dates

Closing date for entries
Friday 20th April 2018

Preliminary judging
Late April 2018

Final judging
May 2018

Awards ceremony
Monday 2nd July 2018

Background to the competition

Now in its eighth year, 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, 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 these dreams can become reality.

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 the development of publishing projects as part of a schools’ curriculum.

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