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Quark announces winners of Shine School Media Awards 2012

Quark sponsors awards to encourage English and Welsh secondary schools to take up print and digital publishing challenge

London, UK - 6/26/2012 - Quark announced today the winners of the Shine School Media Awards 2012, a competition open to every secondary school in England and Wales (including Sixth Form Colleges), to reward pupils that worked as a team to create a school’s newspaper, magazine, newsletter, website or online publication. Quark is the Technology Partner of the Shine School Media Awards, which are promoted and managed by The Stationers’ Foundation in association with leading media trade bodies. 

Winners of the competition include Blackpool Sixth Form College, Tonbridge Grammar School, The Right Choice Project and Caistor Grammar School. The Shine School Media Awards recognise amongst its categories the best cover, best overall design and layout, best original artwork and photography. There are ten category prizes for which Quark has donated a site license for the multi-award winning QuarkXPress® 9 for the each entire school worth £1,750.  

A full list of categories and winners is available at http://shine-schoolawards.org/   

Peter Schaebbicke, European Channel and Education Programmes Director at Quark, comments: "We congratulate all winners, and were pleased to present Wymondham College their award for the Best Design and Layout Award. All of this year’s submissions showed a lot of creativity and remarkable skills in the production of print and online publications. With QuarkXPress students could access free online training materials to get started quickly and turned their ideas into reality, with precise control over text, images, shapes, colour and opacity. Thanks to the Shine School Media Awards pupils now have a career advantage to succeed in today’s competitive job market, where being able to write and design for multiple media is essential. We are looking forward to seeing students and schools using App Studio in QuarkXPress to produce exciting iPad apps for next year’s edition. ”

For more information on the Shine School Media Awards 2012 and to enter the 2013 competition, please visit: http://shine-schoolawards.org/  

About QuarkXPress for Education 
With QuarkXPress — superior page-layout and design software — anyone can create professional-quality promotional materials for print, Web, and interactive formats in a single, affordable application. 
Quark offers discounted and volume pricing programmes on QuarkXPress for qualified education customers. Whether you’re a graphic design student, design instructor, school teacher, or university, Quark’s education programme gives you access to the tools professionals use at a fraction of the cost.
Quark offers schools of all levels and teachers across the world the opportunity to purchase QuarkXPress 9 with a discount of up to 90% on the original price. With Quark's school licenses, education establishments can use QuarkXPress in their classroom or across the school, from vocational, design and yearbook classes to maths, history, foreign languages, and more. Classroom licenses start at just £35 per license and unlimited School Licenses are just £1,750. 

To check your eligiblilty please click here 
To buy QuarkXPress for Education  please contact a Quark Authorised Educational Resseller or contact Quark Customer Service
To know more about Quark’s Education Programme please click here.

30-Day Test Drive

While QuarkXPress 9 is available for purchase now, Quark is also offering a free, fully functional, 30-day Test Drive version to users interested in experiencing the new features for digital publishing and design-driven automation. To download the 30-day Test Drive of QuarkXPress 9, visit: http://www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx 

About Quark
Founded in Denver in 1981, Quark’s vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on that promise. Quark’s dynamic publishing solutions are setting new standards in automated cross-media publishing by combining the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customised, intelligent communications across print, the Web, and digital media.

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