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Shine School Media Awards 2018 – winners announced

On Monday 2nd July, the Shine School Media Awards 2018 took place at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

Shine School Media Awards 2018 – winners announced

Prizes were awarded to some outstanding secondary school pupils from around the UK. 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.”

The 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