We will be holding The First News School Newspaper of the Year Awards for the academic year 2020-2021!

School Newspaper of The Year Competition

We have previously had a huge number of fantastic entries and we are looking forward to seeing some high quality work from this academic year. We want to reward inspiring, creative, young minds who value reporting factual, accurate information.4

The competition will open in May 2021 and will be accepting entries from the start of the Autumn term.

There will be 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 2020 to June 2021. The categories will be:

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 previous winners got the chance to go to 10 Downing Street to interview Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson!

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