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The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment


Nominations are open!

Shine a Light Awards is back for 2018. We are calling on all schools, teams, young people and individuals who champion innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. 

Good communication skills are essential for learning and making friends. Communication is important and has a significant impact on a child’s development. This understanding is the premise in which Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, decided to launch the annual Shine a Light Awards. 

Submit an entry and let us shine a light on your outstanding achievement. 

Application process: 

Entering the Shine a Light Awards can be submitted in one of the following two formats: 

  1. Written application of no more than 1000 words (word count may vary, please refer to word allocation for each question).
  2. Video application lasting no longer than 5 minutes, with a 200-word supporting statement.

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 23rd January 2018 @ 11.59pm (GMT)


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The Shine a Light Awards is a flagship event in education and healthcare calendars. In 2011, The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, launched the Shine a Light Awards as part of 'Hello', the national year of communication campaign. 

Each year, we ask individuals and organisations to share their approach to innovation and best practice; the impact their work has had and why speech, language and communication needs are important to them. Each year, the Shine a Light Awards, raises the profile and outstanding achievement of more than 30 leading organisations and individuals. 

Read about ourprevious award winners, to understand why they were shining examples of best practice in SLC/N. 

> Read the Awards Terms and Conditions





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