Key Shine 2018 dates

Closing date for entries
Friday 6th April 2018

Preliminary judging
Mid-April 2018

Final judging
May 2018

Awards ceremony
Monday 2nd July 2018


In 2018 the impressive prizes to be won will include:

  • All shortlisted schools will be invited to an awards ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London in June 2017
  • Cash prizes totalling £4,000 will be distributed to the main winners
  • All winning entries will receive a handsome engraved plaque to keep
  • Take the first step in your journalism training with a NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism unit. The winner can choose 1 of 18 units depending on their area of interest.
    Please note syllabuses in this Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification are designed for learners aged 16 and over
    Students can choose one unit from the list below:
    – Gathering information
    – How to tell a news story
    – Recording information
    – Legal and ethical considerations for journalists
    – How to use the English Language for journalism (level 2)
    – Using the English language for maximum effect in journalism (level 2)
    – Writing for digital media
    – Writing for a specific purpose
    – Feature writing
    – How society works
    – Using video to tell a story
    – Using audio to tell a story
    – Taking images suitable for publication
    – Finding and using data
    – Sports reporting
    – Writing reviews and comment articles
    – The history of news
    – Community radio news gathering
  • Winners of the Best Newspaper, Best Magazine and Best Online categories will be invited to a workshop at the London office of TES in September 2018  – at a date to be confirmed
  • Additionally, judges will award the Harrison Cup according to their own criteria determined on the day of the final judging of entries.

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