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Reflections on the Shine Awards – by Vivianne Zhang Wei

This week we held our first in-person Shine Awards since the summer of 2019. It was unusual – not merely away from an under-renovation Stationers’ Hall but also a special winners lunch where everyone knew they’d won. But we did it and the joy in the beautiful room at the Guildhall where we met, at being together and celebrating young talent, was palpable.

Before the lunch, Vivianne Zhang Wei, our winner of Editor of the Year 2020, spoke to the guests about her time since winning. This is what she said…

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Our Shine 2020 experience

At Shine 2020, the team at Bromsgrove School entered their publication Two Zero One, which was created entirely during April’s Covid lockdown. The project was enormously successful, winning among several other awards Best Magazine.

Here, Editor of the Year winner Vivianne Zhang Wei tells us about her experience entering Shine – and how Two Zero One happened. The article is accompanied by two original illustrations by team member Jule Sturz.

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Shine School Media Awards 2020: shortlisted schools

We have great pleasure in announcing the shortlist of schools nominated for an award at our online ceremony on June 29th.

The committee and judges have been wowed by the inventiveness, creativity and persistence of schools who have entered this year against all the odds.

We’ve tried our hardest to do everything we can to recognise the achievements of our students this year by being every bit as innovative as they have.

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Shine deadline extension to Friday 15th May

Despite the lockdown and the slowing down of our daily lives over the last couple of months, Shine’s deadline is suddenly upon us – congratulations to all who have got their entries in!

For those schools who need that little bit of extra time, you have until this Friday 15th May to get last minute entries in.

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Collaborate and create

As Robert Kennedy said in the 1960s, ‘… we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in the history of mankind…’

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