Schools Print and Media Awards
Shine School Media Awards


The Shine School Media Awards are designed to stimulate and support career choices in the publishing, media and communications industries. Over the last six years, the program has opened up career options for students, encouraged teamwork and helped develop leadership skills.
Working towards the competition has enlivened a wide range of subjects within the school curriculum including English, IT, Art & Design, Photography and Media Studies.

To enter the Shine Awards, pupils work as a team to produce a publication which can be in hard copy, online or both - a school magazine, newspaper, newsletter, digital edition or website.

With prizes including best Editorial, the best Cartoon and the best Original Photograph students have the opportunity to demonstrate their talents to a distinguished panel of judges from the sector.

The competition provides a platform for secondary school pupils from all over the UK and helps to develop skills, literacy and creativity in Journalism, Design, Illustration, Photography and IT.

With links to many key organisations in the sector, the Shine initiative helps educate and equip pupils to make choices and set them on a path to their future career.

Developed and supported by the Stationers' Charitable Foundation and in its sixth year the Shine Awards competition encourages young and creative talent as well as a respect for copyright and an understanding of environmental issues.

The Stationers' 600 year old passion for words and communication underpins this event and the Shine Awards are playing a part in passing that passion on to a new generation.

Register here 

Annie Hotton
Chair of Shine
E: [email protected]

Prizes include:

  • £1000 each for four top schools
  • 9 winning students will win a day's journalism workshop at the Times Educational Supplement Offices in London.
  • A day at Print Week magazine at their London offices
  • A MasterClass with Simon Heffer, senior journalist at the Telegraph.
  • All schools registering will receive a five user, six months QuarkXPress 10 licence. A full QuarkXPress 10 licence will go to all the winning schools.
  • 3 NCTJ (National Council for Training Journalists) online learning modules.
For more information please contact:
Ceri Priddle
Ceri Priddle
Senior Training Administrator
01676 526039
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