Best Overall Content

Judged by
Doug Wills, Editor Emeritus, Evening Standard
Katherine Whitbourn – Contributing Literary Editor, The Mail on Sunday
Vivianne Zhang Wei – Shine Alumni; BASc Student at UCL

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King Edward VI Five Ways School
The Grapevine

An appealing mix of thought-provoking articles, humorous content (the ‘which staff member are you like?’ quiz was a particular favourite of the judges) and recommendations, The Grapevine is everything a school magazine should be. Current affairs topics are presented in a clear, inclusive way, while the editors’ pride in their school shines through with features celebrating the success of past pupils and showcasing current students’ creativity.

Highly Commended

South Hampstead High School
The Penguin

This is a school magazine made by students for students, with features such as Overheard @ SHHS and the Year 11 Mock diaries being exactly the type of articles the judges felt that readers across the community would jump to. More serious features tackling a wide variety of current political and environmental issues are attractively presented with engaging artwork, making them accessible to all age groups.

Highly Commended


If one of the marks of a great publication is getting everybody talking and creating an agenda, EXiA ticked all the boxes. The often hard-hitting content tackled controversial topics with memorable headlines and artwork. Congratulations to the editorial team on the launch of a new magazine with a strong vision, which achieved the goals it had set itself.

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