Where to start!

It’s been a hugely busy couple of terms in PhotoMedia.  We’re currently working on our last projects of the academic year while keeping an eye on our progress in the Shine School Media Awards.

Our magazine, Tint, was produced in the spring term and students worked tirelessly to build on last year’s successes (we won the BPIF award for exceptional promise).  Students initially pitched their ideas for this year’s magazine and a team of passionate year tens pitched the concept for the magazine from 2017.  The theme was diversity with an emphasis on youth culture;


“Our target audience are teens and young adults. Similar to last year, as part of diversity we can focus on youth culture. “Teens and young people often struggle with fitting in and feeling connected to one another, and opening them up to diversity can help educate them.” Isaac D


Unanimously the theme from 2017 was backed and students got to work in earnest. We submitted our magazine to Shine and have progressed through two rounds of judging and have made it to the award ceremony.  We have been nominated for the following categories: best design and layout, best magazine and best podcast. (we have an online edition too!)


We’re off to Staitioners Hall in London with a team of four students on Monday 2nd July to find out if we have won an award and to take part in a series of workshops hosted by companies such as Hearst, Google and the Copyright Licenses Agency.  Fingers crossed we win, the prizes up for grabs include an invitation for three students to attend the Winner Workshop at the London office of TES on Friday 28th September at their London Office in Red Lion Square.


If that wasn’t news enough, we found out yesterday that Tint has also been selected by our awarding body, the University of the Arts London (UAL) to take part in Origins Creative Arts Festival 2018


“We received over 340 entries from colleges nationwide, and I’m thrilled to inform you that your piece has been selected by our professional curator, Elliott Burns, for inclusion in the exhibition!


Origins Creative Arts Festival offers students the exciting opportunity to see their work exhibited in a London venue which is open to the public. This year’s exhibition will take place at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, 2–5 August 2018. “


We’re elated with the students’ achievements this year, they have worked incredibly hard and have aimed high, it just goes to show you can achieve great things if you want it enough and put the effort in.


We have a limited edition of the magazine available to buy this year.  The magazine was expensive to produce and we didn’t have the capacity this year to look for subsidy through advertising.  The magazine will be on sale from Monday 9th July and we ask for a minimum donation of £5 per copy.


Hope to see you all at exhibition week, on Thursday 19th July 4-6 where we will be showcasing our work from the summer term.

Cass Bisco – PhotoMedia Lead

  • Lucy Dodsworth

    Great article but why haven’t you reported the amazing outcome of the trip to Stationer’s Hall? There is no mention of the fact that they WON a category and came runner up in THREE others! Perhaps you are waiting to celebrate this in the next edition of the newsletter?