Shine news

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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Observing a changing world

Shine Chair Alison Strachan writes: whether you already run a school magazine or not, entering the Shine competition could help to fill the gap left by an absence of summer exams.

There’s an opportunity to record this moment, reporting experiences and making a lasting testament to these strange times.

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Latest Tweets

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - May 21
Our final Ask the Expert video is on ‘Sustainability in Print and Paper’ where Martyn Eustace from @TwoSidesUK - a body promoting the sustainability of the graphic comms supply chain - talks to the team from The Ecclesbourne School in Derbyshire >>> https://t.co/hu7qb4tk8r https://t.co/rkqvisJbIz

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Apr 21
Our penultimate Ask the Expert focuses on photography - with @lucyyoungphotos answering questions on her fascinating professional career from one of our students at @TarporleyHigh >>> https://t.co/EXndr5UM9x https://t.co/pZfsgs7wnm

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Apr 21
When an article is perfectly edited, it reads well and fits on the page immaculately. But, what is the art of good sub-editing and where do you begin? In our latest Ask the Expert, Shine alumni @viviannezwei interviews the fantastic Katherine Whitbourn >>> https://t.co/WppxFMZXv9 https://t.co/ceLF9vb6gw