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 traditional culmination of each year’s Shine Awards is a 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.

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

Key Shine dates

Shine Awards 2022
27th June 2022

Shine 2023 launch
September 2022

Shine 2023 entry form available
January 2023

Latest news

The Shine Awards 2022 shortlist

The Shine School Media Awards 2022 shortlist is out!

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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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