The Shine School Media Awards is a national competition rewarding UK secondary schools who produce an outstanding newspaper, magazine, podcast or website

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Welcome to the Shine School Media Awards!

The Shine School Media Awards is a national competition that rewards a diversity of talent from secondary schools across the UK who work on the writing, editing, design and fund-raising for a school newspaper, magazine, podcast or website.

The culmination of each year’s Shine Awards is a spectacular summertime gala awards ceremony held in the City of London.

The significant benefits of starting a Shine project include an enrichment of the school curriculum, an incentive to creativity and the chance for pupils to win national recognition and in the process enrich their CV and applications for university or college.

The Shine Awards is an endeavour of The Stationers’ Foundation, the charitable arm of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, one of the UK’s ancient livery companies.

After the frustrations we’ve all experienced in 2020, we are already looking forward to seeing friends old and new in a rebooted Shine competition in summer 2021.

Find out more about the Shine School Media Awards

The Shine School Media Awards is an endeavour of The Stationers’ Foundation

Key Shine dates

Launch of Shine 2021
September 2020

Judging of the 2021 awards
May 2021

Shine 2021
June 2021

Latest news

Welcome to Hogwarts?!

Shine Chair Alison Strachan looks forward to next summer – and all being together again for our 2021 awards.

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Our entrants speak...

“We never imagined we’d arrive at a glitzy awards ceremony in London having reached the final shortlist. A great experience — we’ve already registered for next year!”

Jasmine Pentleton, Duchess’s High School, Northumberland

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Nov 20
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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Oct 20
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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jul 20
The team at @BromsSchool, who won the Shine award for Best Magazine in this year's competition, have written an article talking about how they created their winning entry. It's on the Shine blog, here >>> https://t.co/weH0Di25Tf https://t.co/HsorCCBGLS