Shine 2011: School Media Awards are a new initiative, offering a rigorous and credible platform from which to recognise and reward the achievements of senior secondary school pupils in England and Wales.
Shine 2011: School Media Awards will offer schools that already produce a Publication, and provide an opportunity for schools that have not previously produced a publication, a chance to showcase what they are doing well.
The competition will encourage pupils to work together and, with different school departments, create something new. Although the school team should be guided by a teacher, the ideas, content, design and strategy of projects that are entered into the competition must be pupil-led.
Supported by the UK government Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and open to every Secondary School in England and Wales (inc Sixth Form Colleges), the competition will encourage pupils to work as a team to create a Schools media piece, newsletter, or online edition.
Schools should register their interest online, and will be contacted with the entry form and updated information when it is available.