Guidance for schools

How to start a Shine project

This section of the Shine website focuses on practical guidance to assist with creating your school media project.

Producing a publication of any kind, whether a newspaper, magazine (in print or PDF edition), podcast or website (all categories eligible for Shine), can be exciting, motivating and hugely rewarding.

We cover a huge variety of topics here from ‘where on earth to begin…?’, practical advice on planning, writing, editing and – a hot topic with our judges – ensuring you have considered the origin of all your content from a copyright perspective.

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Young Writers @YoungWritersCW - Jan 23
RT @YoungWritersCW: Get your school involved in the Shine School Media Awards! @shinemediawards Throw the spotlight on your school magazi…

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 23
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Bill Bowkett @Bill_Bowkett - Oct 22
RT @Bill_Bowkett: On Monday, I was invited to give a keynote speech the @shinemediawards Alumni launch at @StationersHall to discuss my for…