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The Shine 2019 deadline is getting close…

As the April entry deadline approaches, the Shine team are thinking of you and know you are busy busy.

  • Could this be the first time you have heard about the Shine competition?
  • Do you have a school publication or a website?

If so – this is the perfect opportunity for all budding journalists and reporters and pupils working towards a career in print, publishing and graphic design. The Shine competition could change your students’ lives!

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Our 2019 Entry Form

We’ve heard a lot this year from new schools across the UK keen to enter Shine 2019.

However we’re really keen that old friends aren’t forgotten. Get involved now!

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Why Shine means so much to the Stationers’ Company

Every year, the Shine School Media Awards is held at Stationers’ Hall, the ancient home of publishing in the City of London.

You, our entrants, represent our future and hopefully will help drive our industries forward, despite all the challenges that invention continues to present us with. The Shine competition is not just about publishing – it is as much about literacy, creativity, business skills and teamwork.

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Half term encouragement!

We often find that the Spring half term is a pivotal time for our competition entrants. Ideas have been formulated, plans made but sometimes things can fall by the wayside, particularly with the demands of everyday life.

This post comes as encouragement to press ahead.

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New Year, a new resolution…

Happy New Year! I hope the holiday refreshed you all for the new term and an exciting 2019.

Our New Year’s resolution here at Shine is to make our competition categories and the entry form more inclusive, clear and user-friendly this year. With this in mind I’m excited to announce that we’ve have re-defined the following categories:

  • Best Design and Layout has been re-named Best Print and Design
  • Best Feature has changed to Best Stand-Alone Piece
  • Best Business Strategy has changed to Best Marketing Strategy

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 19
The Shine 2019 deadline is getting nearer. Our Chair Alison Strachan introduces the awards for new teachers and students and sends a reminder to old friends – it's time to get your entries in! >>> https://t.co/aYa4wrlTkt #UKEdChat @AQA https://t.co/Rxdlz9EgDg

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 19
All Shine entries will be judged for our Best Magazine, Best Newspaper and Best Online (as relevant) prizes. So: has your school produced a fantastic example of one of these as a project or as coursework? Shine is FREE and our entry form is here: https://t.co/Nt7opCarBP #UKEdChat https://t.co/bYhjz6hCRO