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Key Shine dates

Shine 2023 entry form available
January 2023

Closing date for entries
May 2023

Shine Awards 2023
3rd July 2023

Register for the 2023 awards

Get involved with the Shine School Media Awards

If students at your school work on a media project, new or ongoing, such as a magazine, newspaper (in print or PDF), podcast or website, chances are it is already eligible for the annual Shine School Media Awards.

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 shine@stationers.org.

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.

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

Our competition entry form will launch in early 2023.

If you have any questions or need help, just email us at shine@stationers.org.

 

Where do we begin?

If you’re keen to work on a Shine project, but aren’t sure where to start, or want help with getting organised, this website has extensive guidance written by our judges to help steer you in the right direction across a wide variety of topics.

We cover everything from bringing your team together as an editor, writing a fantastic piece of journalism, design and photography, best practice with copyright to the finer points of sub-editing.

Take a look here

Download the CLA’s copyright factsheet for schools

Find out what it's like to attend Shine

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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Sep 22
‘Do it right, it runs itself’ is the motto of Alan Williams, formerly of @agsb_official. In our latest blog, he gives this advice on how to start up a student media project >>> https://t.co/D6Y3Ieg9PI https://t.co/Jgw0dozaLX

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Sep 22
Get started for 2023! Our chair @alistrachs says: "now is the time to talk to your students about beginning a team project that will enhance their enjoyment of school and learning and give them great life skills!" >>> https://t.co/qRiVMqZIbt https://t.co/oM3EDQQq1J

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jul 22
The 2022 Shine Award for Tomorrow's Talent was handed out by last year's winner Alex - from @IBSTOCKPLACE school - who also gave an inspiring and moving speech. Read it here >>> https://t.co/tuJ6gV3WMe #shinesma22 #tomorrowstalent https://t.co/idTheEnwWk