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Closing deadline
Friday 3 May 2024

The Shine School Media Awards 2024
Monday 1st July 2024

Enter the 2024 awards

Get involved with the Shine School Media Awards

If students at your school already create a media project…
We’re talking about a magazine, newspaper (in print or PDF), podcast or website. Chances are it is already eligible for the annual Shine School Media Awards. Email us (details below) and fill out our entry form which we will send in January.

If students at your school don’t work on such a project…
Why not consider starting? We understand that projects take time… but they don’t have to be flashy or cost money to win an award. For example, a podcast series (about the school football team…?) can be recorded, edited and distributed from a phone. Then, when you enter, it will be listened to and judged by one of the most influential podcast experts in the UK.

We accept projects large and small from across the UK, with the minimum criteria being just one of our categories – and the competition is free to enter.


Register for the competition here

So we can get to know you, your plans and your project, we ask that a project leader, usually a teacher or Head of Department, drop us an email at

Once that is in hand we will quickly acknowledge receipt and your Shine journey will begin.

We will keep you fully up-to-date with what is happening with regular emails as well as providing support materials such as video interviews with fascinating people in the journalism industry and beyond.


Download the 2024 competition entry form here

To enter, you will need to produce the best possible edition of your entry –

a magazine or newspaper (in print or as a PDF)

podcast or audio recording as a hosted link, eg SoundCloud or as an MP3 file

a website address for online or multimedia entries

If you have any questions or need help, just email us at

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