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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

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.

Find out what it's like to attend Shine

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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?

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jun 18
We would like to share an opportunity for a budding young film-maker to come to Stationers' Hall in early July and shoot a short movie of the Shine Awards ceremony. Travel expenses paid to London, within the UK. Email us >>> shine@stationers.org for more info cc @stationerscomms

Shine Media Awards @shinemediawards - May 18
Following the final judging of this year’s Shine School Media Awards, the Committee are delighted to announce the list of shortlisted schools to be invited to Stationers’ Hall on Monday 2nd July 2018. https://t.co/NrSJ3GFWUa #shineSMA18 #shineschoolmediaawards #UKEdChat https://t.co/WE6c6uhvoW