YEARBOOK CONTESTDivision 1 –
Schools that publish Division 1 newspapers
Division 2 –
Schools that publish Division 2, 3, 4, 5 newspapers
Any publication may be entered in a higher division. If competing in a higher division,adviser must attach an affidavit to entries stating the desire to compete in the higher division.
Each school may submit two different selections in each of the categories except for Cover andOverall Excellence.
See Submission Guidelines for this contest
Categories1. Sports Feature Photo
– Single photo with sports element. A photo of a “found” situationthat features strong human interest, or a fresh view on an every day scene.
May not be posed or digitally manipulated.
Judged on technique, impact, human interest withemphasis on people in their environment, good composition, sharp print quality and thephoto’s ability to convey a story.
2. Sports Action Photo
– Photo that captures the action of a sports event or activity.Judging based on technique, sharp print quality and the degree to which the photocaptures the action and emotion of the sporting event.
May not be posed or digitallymanipulated.
3. Feature Photo
– Single photo printed in any section of the book on any subject otherthan sports. A photo of a “found” situation that features strong human interest, or a freshview on an everyday scene.
May not be posed or digitally manipulated
. Judged ontechnique, impact, human interest with emphasis on people in the environment, goodcomposition, sharp print quality and the photo’s ability to convey a story.
4. Academic Photo
– Single photo that depicts a learning situation either in or out of class.
5. Photo Story
– A group of three or more photos that tells a story with minimal text.Judging will include the full page, including photos and captions, design, copy andheadlines. Entry should include names of photographer(s) and designer (s).
6. Sports Copy
– Copy should highlight an unusual aspect of the event, a coach, a player(athlete) or controversy or that makes readers feel they are reliving the season.
7. Student Life Copy
– Topics can include in-depth feature or current events coverage.
8. Organizations Copy
– Emphasis on copy that tells a particular story of the organizationrather than focusing on general goals, purposes, aims, etc.
9. Academics Copy
– Copy that features a department, a subject or unusual academicdirection.