Shine School Media Awards 2012 - Winners
The Stationers' Foundation rewards outstanding schools.
Submitted by: Vince Collins
In front of a packed Stationers’ Hall in London on 25 June, 25 winning schools received their Shine 2012 School Media Awards at a ceremony presented by Daily Mail columnist and Online Editor Simon Heffer and children’s author Keren David. Simon Heffer praised the standard of entries, suggesting that several were worthy of professional status, and that the enthusiasm of those taking part came through in their work. The Master of the Stationers’ Company, Nigel Stapleton, said the Company’s passion for words went back over 600 years and the Shine School Media Awards were an investment in passing on that passion to a new generation of young people.
Caistor Focus published by Caistor Grammar School, took the prize for Best Newspaper, sponsored by Antalis McNaughton; the Best Magazine category, sponsored by CLA, was won by Blackpool Sixth Form College with their Sixth Sense magazine and the winner in the Best Online Publication category, sponsored by the Stationers Foundation, was the entry from The City Academy, Hackney.
These teams were presented with the most prestigious of the prizes including cheques for £1,000 and the chance to attend a workshop at the Times Education Supplement’s editorial office.
As well as the three main awards the winners in ten other categories won QuarkXPress 9 systems for their schools.
The 2012 Category winners are:
Sixth Sense – Blackpool Sixth Form College
Best Design and Layout
Wymondham College 2011 60th Anniversary – Wymondham College
Best Original Artwork and Photography
Scripted – Tonbridge Grammar School
Best Feature Article
The Quad – Dean Close School
Best Overall Editorial Content
The Citizen – City of London School
Best Commercial Strategy
The NetworX – Ovingham Middle School
Best Community Initiative
Farra News – Farringdon Community Sports College
Best Environmental Strategy
The Bridge – John Summers High School
Most Inspirational Teacher (nominated by pupils)
Peter Davies – The Latymer School
Liam Pape – Darlington School of Mathematics and Science
Peter Schaebbicke, European Channel and Education Programmes Director at Quark, comments: "We congratulate all winners, and were pleased to present Wymondham College their award for the Best Design and Layout Award. All of this year’s submissions showed a lot of creativity and remarkable skills in the production of print and online publications. With QuarkXPress students could access free online training materials to get started quickly and turned their ideas into reality, with precise control over text, images, shapes, colour and opacity. Thanks to the Shine School Media Awards pupils now have a career advantage to succeed in today’s competitive job market, where being able to write and design for multiple media is essential. We are looking forward to seeing students and schools using App Studio in QuarkXPress to produce exciting iPad apps for next year’s edition. ”
In addition, the judges made a special award to the team from The Right Choice Project, a scheme for helping teenage pupils who have been excluded from school or who have arrived from overseas and have not found places in mainstream schools, for their Spring Magazine 2012. One of the judges, Terry Mansfield of the Hearst Corporation, said “When you give these young people a chance it is amazing what they can achieve”.
Main Sponsor: CLA; Technology Partner: Quark; Gold Sponsor Antalis: McNaughton; Silver Sponsor: Robert Horne Group; Bronze Sponsor: the Stationers’ Foundation; Media Partner; the TES: Media Sponsors: The Telegraph; Cambridge University Press; Hearst Magazines UK; and Tindle Newspapers Ltd; New Media Sponsor: 4 Clipbank and in association with NOCN, PPA, Skillset and the Newspaper Society.
The Stationers’ Foundation
The Stationers’ Foundation is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. Its mission is to promote and encourage education and research in the Communication and Content industries, to provide financial assistance and care to those who work or have worked in those industries and their dependents in time of need to provide a well managed library and archive for the Stationers’ Company and to support, amongst others, the charities of the Lord Mayor and Corporation of London and the Royal Marines.
Registrations for the Shine 2013 competition are being taken now at http://shine-schoolawards.org
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