Running the Shine competition costs around £30k a year, and we are so grateful for the support we receive from our sponsors, listed below, without whom it would not happen.
Financial sponsorship of Shine can be part of your company’s CSR initiative, and to bring home how much of a difference taking part in this competition can mean for a school, please read this teacher’s testimonial:
“The Shine Awards were the incentive my school needed to put the structure in place to publish an award-winning magazine.
“Without Shine, there would have been no magazine; no meetings with professional publishers exploring the process of how a magazine comes to life; no in-depth discussions about content; no platform for creative writing, satire and fashion shoots; no all-school vote for a name; no inspiration for graphics, and photography; no incentive to write business plans; no reason for students to ‘step up’ and call suppliers looking for sponsorship; no late nights with creative juices running; no bitten fingernails hoping it would all come together; no special ‘backs-against-the-wall’ bond built between Media, Business and English faculties; no visit to the printers; no celebration when visions of what might be became a reality; no accolades for a school in R.I; no growth in self-confidence, skill-sets and belief. No recognition where recognition can be transformative.
“The award was the catalyst for an invaluable process where leaders emerged and hidden talent was exposed. It helped students and teachers bond in the special way that is the dream when teachers start teaching. It helped students who had little self-belief grown and blossom in unexpected ways. It helped confident students learn how to share that confidence and work as a team. It helped teach the value of deadlines, personal responsibility and perseverance.
“It helped prepare students for life.”