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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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The School Community

It’s the week before Christmas, and everyone is looking forward to having some time at home with their families.

Whichever community we live in, this holiday is traditionally a time for people to get together and share their common values.

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The prizes!

With the Christmas shopping season upon us, everyone is thinking about what to give to everyone else. But how about something you win for your school and yourself…?

Let’s cut to the chase, the Shine School Media Awards has some fantastic prizes.

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Best Feature Article runner-up Issy Clarke tells her Shine story

At our Shine awards day this summer, runner up in the Best Feature Article category was awarded to Issy Clarke from Tarporley High School.

Her prize was a masterclass with the legendary Daily Telegraph journalist and long-time friend of the Shine School Media Awards, Dr Simon Heffer.

Here Issy tells her story.

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Best Feature Article runner-up Benedetta Benzoni tells her Shine story

At our Shine awards day this summer, runner up in the Best Feature Article category was awarded to Benedetta Benzoni from George Heriot’s School.

Her prize was a masterclass with the legendary Daily Telegraph journalist and long-time friend of the Shine School Media Awards, Dr Simon Heffer.

Here Benedetta tells her story.

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You’re never too young to start!

Budding journalists, designers, photographers, illustrators, editors, reviewers, entrepreneurs, sports fanatics, and… well, just about anyone can help to put a school magazine together!

It just takes teamwork and a room to meet and get creative.

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 19
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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 19
A new year message from Shine School Media Awards Chair Alison Strachan: how we're changing the Shine Awards categories to be more reflective of our entrants' work in 2019 >>> https://t.co/EpsV3i5jGm #UKEdChat https://t.co/QNXMas1MIN