Key Shine 2018 dates

Closing date for entries
Friday 6th April 2018

Preliminary judging
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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