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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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