Enter the 2022 competition
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 with us
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 email@example.com.
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
We will launch the full entry form in January 2022.
If you have any questions or need help, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Shine School Media Awards
@shinemediawards - Jun 21
A correction to our earlier tweet: The Shine School Media Award 2021 for Best Photograph goes to the highly talented Beth Slattery @TarporleyHigh #ShineSMA21 https://t.co/R65w7Le4xa
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@stingerginger66 - Jun 21
RT @stingerginger66: Couldn’t be prouder of the @SOLOFOXCOMICS the creator of The Amazing Shark Man ! Winner of the Harrison Cup @shinemedi…
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@IPSTheWall - Jun 21
RT @IPSTheWall: Thank you @shinemediawards for this prestigious award and for giving us the opportunity to express the voices of Young Mind…