The Shine School Media Awards is a free 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 free 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 annual culmination of each year’s Shine Awards is a gala ceremony held in central London every summer with student workshops and incredible guest speakers.

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.

Find out more about the Shine School Media Awards

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

Key Shine dates

Shine 2023 launch
September 2022

Shine 2023 entry form available
January 2023

Shine Awards 2023
June 2023

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Young mind: Shine winner Alex Mortimer inspires a new generation

At the Shine Awards 2021, the recipient of the Terry Mansfield MBE Award for Tomorrow’s Talent was Alex Mortimer from Ibstock Place School, who won for her magazine ‘Young Minds’ which focussed on mental health.

This year, we invited Alex to return and address the ceremony and give out this year’s award.

Alex’s speech was inspiring and moving in equal measure. Read what she said…

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Our entrants speak...

“Being part of Shine was a wonderful experience for our students. It gave them a tremendous sense of recognition and the final event in London surpassed anything I have ever attended of this type.

“I can certainly recommend the process to anybody interested in promoting media work in their school or college.”

Chris Green, The Perse School

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jul 22
The 2022 Shine Award for Tomorrow's Talent was handed out by last year's winner Alex - from @IBSTOCKPLACE school - who also gave an inspiring and moving speech. Read it here >>> https://t.co/tuJ6gV3WMe #shinesma22 #tomorrowstalent https://t.co/idTheEnwWk

Tarporley Sixth Form @Tarporley6th - Jul 22
RT @Tarporley6th: Amazing to hear this speech at Shine Awards 2022 - MD at Conde Nast, Chair of the V&A Museum and co-chair for the Queen’s…

ASW @ASWHT15 - Jul 22
RT @ASWHT15: Extremely proud of my magazine team who won Best Magazine at the Shine Awards, as well as the emerging talent award for our st…