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31 July 2018

Shine School Media Awards 2018

Shine School Media Awards 2018

On Monday 2nd July, the Shine School Media Awards 2018 took place at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London. In a day full of excitement and anticipation, prizes were awarded to some outstanding secondary school pupils from around the UK. The BPIF were on hand to demonstrate a 3D printer and Adana Letterpress Printer to students. The panel of industry experts who judged the 2018 competition were vocal in their praise for the creativity and talent evident in the winning school publications - newspapers, magazines, podcasts and websites.

Chair of Shine, Annie Hotton added her praise. “Now in its eight year, this wonderful competition is supporting and encouraging the development of publishing and communication projects in schools across the UK. For the students, it is my wish that the Shine competition will expose hidden talents in unexpected ways, give confidence and help them to follow their dreams.  Some of these extraordinarily talented young people may well build the future of our industries.  There is no finer place to celebrate Shine. Stationers’ Hall has been the home of writers, publishers, printers and illustrators for over 600 years. It thrives today as a global hub for the communications and content industries.”

Here is the full list of winners…

Best Online Publication - Sponsored by Google UK
‘Vox’ from St Joseph’s College

Best Newspaper - Sponsored by The Printing Charity
‘Fearns Chat’ from Fearns Community Sports College

Best Magazine - Sponsored by Hearst
‘The Wall’ - Ibstock Place School

Editor of the Year - Sponsored by Print Week
Rebecca Webster from Ibstock Place School

Shine Scholar - Sponsored by Liz Hunt, Consulting Editor (Features), The Daily Mail
Alia Derriey from Bromsgrove School

Best Homepage - Sponsored by Investor Publishing
‘Vox’  from St Joseph’s College

Best Newspaper Cover - Sponsored by The Telegraph
‘Fearns Chat’  from Fearns Community Sports College

Best Magazine Cover - Sponsored by The Copyright Licensing Agency
‘The Wall’  from  Ibstock Place School

Best Design and Layout - Sponsored by Bobst UK & Ireland
‘TiNT’ from Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Best Illustration and Artwork - Sponsored by Cavendish Care
Victoria Chen from Dollar Academy

Best Cartoon - Sponsored by The Cartoon Museum
Jemima Storey - Berkhamsted School

Best Podcast - Sponsored by Voodoo
‘Mars Project: Interview with Ricky Arnold on board the International Space Station’ from Kings High School Warwick

Best Overall Content - Sponsored by The Week
‘Seven Stripes’ from Colyton Grammar School

Best Business Strategy - Sponsored by Picon
Kate Warburton & Lizzie Craven from Tarporley High School & Sixth Form College

Best Community and Environmental Initiative - Sponsored by Denmaur Paper Media
‘Skive’ – from Bodmin College

Best Photograph - Sponsored by Getty Images Archive
‘Bethan’ by Mo Shafeeq from Prior Park School

Best Feature Article - Sponsored by the NCTJ
‘Transgender and Proud’ by George Thornicroft from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Most Inspirational Teacher - Sponsored by tes
Kate Nichols from City of Norwich School

The Harrison Cup

Every year the Harrison Cup is awarded to a school whose entry the judges have particularly commended overall.

The 2018 winner is ‘#Osborne’ from Osborne School


Special Awards

In addition to the main prizes, the judges awarded a set of special awards:

• Feature Article
‘Fast Food: The Obesity Pandemic’ by Tyreece McDonald from Right Choice Independent School

• Schools Showing Exceptional Promise
Oxford High School
Whitgift School

• Most Improved School
Educational Diversity


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