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 - Mar 20
We understand that entering the Shine competition may not be top of your priorities. However, during these exceptional circumstances we will be accepting all entries as pdf files, even if they are unfinished >>> https://t.co/f7U1aHrA3W

Shine School Media Awards @shinemediawards - Mar 20
Spring update from the Shine School Media Awards: if your school creates a newspaper, magazine, website or podcast, enter our competition to win a range of great prizes >>> https://t.co/kztbWh9jH3 #UKEdChat https://t.co/zcOzCnRw57

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