Shine news

Introducing Shine Teachers’ Forums

We are very pleased to have received a large number of registrations for Shine already, and I have a bit of exciting news this week! (Ok, not as exciting as a pay-rise or a term’s sabbatical), but we will be launching a series of Shine forums for groups of up to 15 teachers at a time, to offer opportunities for you to ask questions and receive advice on how to go about running a project with your pupils, how to manage it and anything else relevant to getting your school publication or broadcast entry – ready.

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Welcome to the 2022 Awards!

For those of you new to Shine, a great big welcome! We are so excited to have new schools join the competition in 2022 – with the ultimate aim of recognising and rewarding tomorrow’s journalistic and creative talent.

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Reflections on the Shine Awards – by Vivianne Zhang Wei

This week we held our first in-person Shine Awards since the summer of 2019. It was unusual – not merely away from an under-renovation Stationers’ Hall but also a special winners lunch where everyone knew they’d won. But we did it and the joy in the beautiful room at the Guildhall where we met, at being together and celebrating young talent, was palpable.

Before the lunch, Vivianne Zhang Wei, our winner of Editor of the Year 2020, spoke to the guests about her time since winning. This is what she said…

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The 2021 Shine Awards are announced

Today we announce the winners of the Shine School Media Awards 2021.

With an in-person awards ceremony off the cards for another year, Shine Chair Alison Strachan introduces the awards alongside Deputy Chair Richard Chapman, in a virtual announcement from London Live Studios.

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Ask the expert: sustainability in print and paper

Our final Ask the Expert video is on ‘Sustainability in Print and Paper’ where Martyn Eustace from TwoSides, a body whose common goal is to promote the sustainability of the graphic communications supply chain, talks to four young ladies from Ecclesbourne School about how to achieve the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ in their school.

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Ask the expert: photography

Today I would like to share our penultimate Ask the Expert video, which concerns the category of Best Photographer.

Thalia from Tarporley Sixth Form School interviews Lucy Young, a freelance photojournalist whose work has ranged from covering the liberation of Libya, to royal events. Lucy offers insight on carving a career in press photography and gives some clear and concise advice on capturing events.

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