Category 1 – Theme Development ($10)
Only one (1) entry can be submitted. Entry should include cover, end sheets, introduction, division pages and closing. It may also include images of other items that helped develop your theme. Entries will be judged on overall unity of theme package including theme copy, typography, graphics and color. Please save all digital files into a single folder and share the folder link.

Category 2 – Student Life ($5/entry)
Spreads from student life sections may be submitted. (Mini-magazine coverage may be included). Entries will be judged on the quality of copy, realistic action photos, informative and interesting headlines, captions, layout and design.  Weekly, monthly or other chronological coverage may be submitted

Category 3 – Academics ($5/entry)
Spreads from academics sections may be entered. Entries will be judged on the quality of copy, realistic action photos, informative and interesting headlines, captions, layout and design.  Weekly, monthly or other chronological coverage may be submitted.

Category 4 – Clubs or Organizations ($5/entry)
Spreads from clubs or organizations sections may be submitted. Entries will be judged on the quality of copy, realistic action photos, well-cropped and composed group photos, informative headlines, captions, ID’s, layout and design. Weekly, monthly or other chronological coverage may be submitted.

Category 5 – Sports ($5/entry)
Entries from the sports section may be submitted. Entries will be judged on the quality of copy, realistic action photos, informative and interesting headlines and captions, scoreboards, and layout and design. Weekly, monthly or other chronological coverage may be submitted.

Category 6 – People ($5/entry)
Spreads with either student, staff or faculty/administration coverage may be submitted. (Mini-magazine coverage may be included.) Entries will be judged on the quality of copy, realistic action photos, informative and interesting headlines and captions, layout and design. Weekly, monthly or other chronological coverage may be submitted.

Category 7 – Advertising ($5/entry)
Advertisement spreads may be submitted. Entries will be judged on copy, typography, effective illustrations or photos, well-written headlines, layout and design quality.

Category 8 – Sports Action Photo ($5/entry)
Spreads with sports photos may be submitted. Entries will be judged on composition, interest and effective cropping. Include the original digital photo file, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 9 – Academic Photo ($5/entry)
Entries will be judged on composition, effective cropping and focus on students in learning/academic situations. Include the original digital photo file, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 10 – Student Life Photo ($5/entry)
Entries will be judged on composition, effective cropping and focus on student life topics.

Category 11 – Clubs or Organizations Photo ($5/entry)
Entries will be judged on composition, effective cropping and focus on student club or organization activities. Include the original digital photo file, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 12 – Feature Photo ($5/entry)
Photos in spreads that emphasize the human-interest angle and focus on people in their environment may be submitted. Posed shots and portraits are NOT acceptable. Entries will be judged on composition, effective cropping and interest. Include the original digital photo file, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 13 – Graphic Design ($5/entry)
Spreads may be submitted that embody contemporary use of graphics to enhance the content on the spread. Includes the use of typography, screens, placement, rule lines, logos and other visual elements. Entries will be judged on composition, creativity and interest.

Category 14 – Photo Illustration ($5/entry)
Photo illustrations featuring special effects, modifications or manipulations of photographs to tell a story may be submitted. Entries will be judged on composition, effective cropping and interest. If you also include both the original digital photo file and the spread, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 15 – Portrait Photography ($5/entry)
This is a posed photograph that accompanies a feature or profile story, or stands alone as a feature in the yearbook. Entries will be judged on composition, lighting and other elements that help the audience learn more about the person in the portrait. Include the original digital photo file, share the link to the folder that includes both the spread and the photo.

Category 16 – Headline Writing and Design ($5/entry)
Spreads from any section may be submitted that demonstrate excellence in headline writing and design. Entries will be judged on writing mechanics, effective use of typography and visual elements, and interest.

Category 17 – Caption Writing ($5/entry)
Spreads from any section may be submitted that demonstrate excellence in caption writing. Entries will be judged on writing mechanics, how well the captions complement photos or visuals, and interest.

Category 18 – Personality Profiles ($5/entry)
Spreads from any section that demonstrate excellence in profiling a person in written and visual content may be submitted. Entries will be judged on writing mechanics, visual and design elements, and interest.