Shine news

Shine 2024 – the winners

Congratulations to everyone who came along to the Shine School Media Awards 2024 on Monday. It was a truly fantastic day, celebrating tomorrow’s talent – and this year’s awards were bigger and better than ever, particularly as we introduced our new ‘Scoop of the Year’ award.

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us and well done to all our winning and highly commended students.

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The Shine School Media Awards 2024 deadline is almost here

Today is the last round-up and call for entries before we hit the deadline for the Shine School Media Awards 2024!

We’ve covered a lot of ground over the last six months, with the aim of helping your students build the best possible entry, and I hope it has been helpful. But now the time has come: it’s the moment to submit your entry. We can’t wait to see them!

We can’t wait to see them!

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Submission tips, don’t miss out 🙌

So, it’s almost the end of the Spring term and we know that the Easter holiday can’t come a moment too soon for teachers and students alike. But before you finish, it’s almost time to submit your school magazine (print or e-edition), newspaper, podcast or multimedia project for the Shine School Media Awards 2024. We’re ready for you – and with a clutch of entries already submitted, we can’t wait to see what everyone else has to send in for this year’s competition.

So: it’s time… get your entry form together and press SEND…

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‘What do I do with blank space?’ 💭

This past week I was thrilled to host our first ever online teachers’ forum. The idea behind the session was to assist teachers who are overseeing students putting together a school newspaper or magazine project.

We know that managing that kind of project raises all kinds of practical questions and we thought if we put you and your colleagues together with fellow educators who work in media, as well as a seasoned newspaper journalist, we’d be on to something.

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Ahead of the Shine Awards deadline, here’s how to make things easier

It’s March, the days are longer and (whisper it) Spring might be around the corner. Something else is coming soon: our deadline for the Shine Awards 2024, at the beginning of May. If that prospect feels daunting, or makes your students think they might need to abandon a school project that hasn’t quite come together yet, take heart. They might have already nailed it.

So what if the project, like your student team, has many parts? Rather than this being a problem of disparity and competing voices, perhaps it’s a solution, especially at this point in the school calendar.

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