Yearbook Photo Contest

View the winning entries in the US and
Canadian Yearbook Photo Contests

United States 2014 Winners
Canada

Jostens YearTech™ Online
Design Contest

Stunning designs created with
Jostens YearTech Online.

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Jostens/Adobe Design Contest

See how our winners made their
spreads stand out.

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National Yearbook Program of Excellence

Awards are presented to yearbook programs that have achieved defined criteria in each of three categories; creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.

2013 Winners

Jostens Yearbook Contests

Our yearbook and design contests are a great way to help yearbook staff members develop their skills and grow confidence in their talents. Aside from great prizes, the winning designs and photos are also featured in Jostens Adviser & Staff magazine and our acclaimed Gotcha Covered Look Book, which serves as a mode of inspiration for yearbook staffs across the country.


Contest Judges

Our contest judges include former and current yearbook advisers, industry instructors and professionals, as well as Jostens Yearbook experts.

Jostens Photo Contest United States

Nearly 5,000 entries were received and 95 photographs were selected as award winners. Thousands of unique and talented student photographers from across the country submitted amazing photography.

Judges for this year's Photo Contest were:

Liz Florez, Star Tribune
Laurie Hansen, Stillwater High School yearbook adviser
Ellen Austin, Palo Alto High School publications adviser

Jostens/Adobe Design Contest

It's time to start preparing your entries for the Yearbook Design contest. Don't miss out on your change to be recognized by submitting your best yearbook layout created using Adobe® InDesign. Grand prize winner has their choice of a Macintosh or Dell laptop and the current version of Adobe Creative Suite. And it doesn't matter what yearbook company you work with — all students age 13 and older are eligible.

The winning entry should display an awareness of accepted design standards while effectively presenting visual and verbal content in a creative, reader-friendly way. The winning designs will be featured in the fall issue of Jostens Adviser & Staff magazine and the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book.

The entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • The design is reader-friendly, shows an awareness of accepted yearbook design standards and effectively presents visual and verbal content to the reader.
  • The design employs a creative and contemporary graphic style that is appropriate for the content and appealing to a school audience.
  • The design is an original creation and does not include content that is plagiarized or violates copyright law.

The contest runs through April 18, 2014 so don't miss out. 2014 entry form

Jostens YearTech® Online Design Contest

Judges carefully studied the approximately 2,500 entries in the 2010 YearTech® Online Yearbook Design Contest before recognizing 19 middle school and high school students for their creativity.

With an increasing number of staffs creating yearbook pages using Jostens YearTech®  Online, a contest was launched to recognize outstanding spreads created online. In its second year, 2,500 entries were submitted, a significant increase from the 1,600 entries submitted in the contest's inaugural year.

The winning entries displayed an awareness of accepted design standards while effectively presenting visual and verbal content in a creative, reader-friendly way.

The winning designs will be featured in the fall issue of Jostens Adviser & Staff magazine and the 2011 Gotcha Covered Look Book.

View Winning Designs

Contest judges

The contest was judged by a team of three current high school yearbook advisers who students use Jostens YearTech Online to create their yearbooks:

  • Christine Brandell, Highland High School, Gilbert, AZ
  • John Dent, Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA
  • KaTrina Wentzel, Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul, MN
Jostens Photo Contest Canada

Congratulations to the winning entries in our 2013 Photo Contest!

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Jostens Canada Official Rules and Regulations (PDF)

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