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First News School Newspaper of the Year 2018-19 Competition

We are relaunching the First News School Newspaper of the Year competition this summer! Since our last competition, we know that so many students have been writing, editing, finding stories and taking photographs for your school newspaper.

In the past this competition has been hugely successful, so we are anticipating some fantastic entries. We want to reward inspiring, creative young minds who appreciate the importance of news.

The competition will be open from 1 May, so we encourage you all to get writing and coordinating!

This year, there are five categories for these awards, open to all schools where students have created their own newspaper, newsletter or web pages to report school news to their school community at any time from September 2018 to June 2019. This year’s categories are:

1) Primary School Newspaper

2) Secondary School Newspaper

3) Special School Newspaper

4) Digital News

5) ‘NewsWise’ Editorial Team

Entries will be accepted until Friday 7 June. An entry form will become available at the start of the summer term and entries will be accepted by post or email. Details of how to enter will be posted to this page – so keep checking!

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 on 21 June in First News.

Good luck!