We had a huge number of fantastic entries last year and we are looking forward to seeing some high quality work from this academic year. We want to reward inspiring, creative young minds who appreciate the importance of reporting factual, accurate information.
The competition is now open and will be accepting entries from the start of the Autumn term.
There are five categories for these awards, open to all schools where students have created their own newspaper, newsletter or web pages to report news to their school community at any time from September 2019 to June 2020. The categories are:
1) Primary School Newspaper
2) Secondary School Newspaper
3) Home Newspaper
4) Innovative news project – eg, news website or blog, news podcasts or broadcasts, writing for a local newspaper etc.
5) ‘NewsWise’ Editorial Team – Do you have a hard-working, collaborative team putting your school news together who deserve this award?
The winners will not only have the honour of receiving the title of First News School Newspaper of the Year, but the winner of each category will receive a magnificent trophy for their school and feature in a First News Special Report! We will announce the winners in First News in July.
Some of our winners from last year’s winners got the change to go to 10 Downing Street to interview the prime minister!