Welcome to the Shine School Media Awards

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The Shine School Media Awards have been created to

  • recognise young creative talent
  • ♣ develop literacy, publishing and business skills
  • foster teamwork
  • ♣ encourage a respect for copyright
  • ♣ encourage informed awareness of environmental and sustainability issues
  • ♣ Provide a Learning resource on publishing and related topics

Inspiring through recognition

Developed by the 600-year-old Stationers’ Livery Company in the City of London, the awards are for schools in England and Wales. Producing a publication may be a suitable project for inclusion in some coursework directed at developing skills for the creative and cultural industries.  See for example  (http://www.nocn.org.uk/qualifications/art-and-design-qualifications).          

Inspiring through media: creating a newspaper, magazine or digital product can motivate young people to learn and to achieve in other areas of their development

Inspiring through learning: media teaching resources are available through the Shine School Media Awards website for pupils and teachers

Inspiring through workshops and seminars


Quotes from Shine 2017

"My first journalism was all for my school magazine. I used to write news stories about the teachers, reviews of school lunches, reports of the debating society and the gossip column. I doubt I would
ever have become a journalist if it wasn’t for all that practice on the school mag. Later I became a contributor to all sorts of glossy magazines, newspapers and writing books. School magazines
are vitally important, and whenever I interview anyone for a job in journalism, I always ask whether they wrote for their school or uni magazine. If they reply ‘yes’, they are half way there."

Nicholas Coleridge
President, Condé Nast International
Managing Director, Condé Nast Britain
Chairman, The Victoria and Albert Museum

"I wish you every success with the event and offer my congratulations to all of the schools and students for their hard work in entering the Shine School Media Awards and the lucky winners."

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

Working on The Galley magazine has taught me so much, from how to create a magazine to working
effectively in a team. It was to my great surprise, after 5 years of work, when I was Highly Commended in the Most Outstanding Pupil category of the Shine Media Awards. It was a great honour, and the trip to London was fantastic; being able to see all of the other publications was both inspiring and encouraging. I have no doubt that it made us work even harder this year! The workshops were also great, and the copyright one which I attended taught me lots which I was able to put into use this year.”

Tom Keely
2016 Highly Commended
Most Outstanding Pupil
Dollar Academy

I was extremely honoured to be recognised as one of the Highly Commended students in the Most
Outstanding Pupil category. The whole journey the rest of the contributors and I went through, from editing the magazine, to travelling to Stationers’ Hall for the awards ceremony, was an incredibly rewarding end to a lot of hard work put in by all of those who helped make the magazine the success that it was. The whole process was also a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience for me personally. The design skills I had to learn in order to create this edition of the magazine have proved incredibly useful throughout the Art Foundation course I completed this year and will definitely be utilised even more as I undertake an Illustration degree and prepare for a career in the print industry.

Tom Willis
2016 Highly Commended Most
Outstanding Pupil
St Olave’s Grammar School

Winning Most Inspirational Teacher last year was a real honour and being part of the day was a great experience for both myself and my students. I think that the Shine Awards are a great showcase for the hard work being undertaken by both students and teachers alike. Stationers’ Hall was a great location and being able to engage with industry professionals provided a great opportunity to learn more about the publishing industry. The award has had a lasting impact and is something that I am asked about often by my colleagues and friends. I am thankful for the opportunity that Shine has given me to share my work and I hope that it has the same positive impact on this year’s winner.

John Branney
Most Inspirational Teacher 2016
DLD College

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