Guidance

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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Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Feb 20
Could your school create a project eligible for this year's Shine Awards? Yes! We're supplying a set of lesson plans on our website helping teachers and setting your students up for the future. Find out more >>> https://t.co/aFlYpyPFHt #ShineSMA20 #UKEdChat https://t.co/UXIqyXqZGg

Bruges72 @Bruges721 - Jan 20
RT @Bruges721: It really is delightful for us here @DenmaurPaper to be a small part of a team like #shinemediaawards which plays a role in…

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Jan 20
Former ’Most Outstanding Pupil’ @Bill_Bowkett has written us a great piece about how winning a Shine prize made a difference to the start of his career – as he joins an MA Journalism course. Thanks Bill! >>> https://t.co/SJRC3YRCQT #UKEdChat https://t.co/B8hFcoZPey