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NEW THIS YEAR: We’ve retooled the yearbook contests, eliminating the former yearbook categories that required students to use paste-up techniques. Instead, teams of students will cover the Spring Conference and have two days to complete a yearbook spread of their work. In addition, we’re thrilled to roll out MIPA’s first Students’ Choice Awards with two yearbook categories. The winners of these contests will be chosen by MIPA Spring Conference attendees, who will view entries and cast votes for their favorites on MIPA’s Facebook page during the event.

Yearbook Take-Home Contest: MIPA Spring Conference Spread

  • One team per school/three (3) students per team (writer, photographer/designer)
  • Cost: $6 per team
  • Limit: 25 schools
  • Contest Check-In: 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Submit Your Entry Now

Submit one spread that provides coverage of the MIPA Spring Conference:

  • Up to three students from each school work together.
  • During the Spring Conference, students will photograph and interview attendees for captions, secondary coverage and a story.
  • Upon return to school, students will design a double-page layout using the software they have available.
  • Students will write headlines, secondary headlines, copy, captions, secondary coverage and include folios based on what they include on the layout.
  • The final layout must be submitted using this form in PDF format no later than 11 p.m. April 17, 2013. The form will automatically shut down after the deadline.
  • Files must not be more than 10 MB in size.
  • Any entries not submitted in PDF format will not be eligible.
  • Winning entries become the property of MIPA and may be published by MIPA.

Students’ Choice Awards: Yearbook Sports Spread

Winners will be selected via popular vote on MIPA’s Facebook page:

  • A school may submit one 2013 sports spread for entry.
  • This contest will be conducted on Facebook and the winner determined by the number of “likes” the entry receives.
  • The contest will start at the beginning of the Spring Conference and end at the conclusion of the morning session.
  •  The winner will be announced during the afternoon awards session.
  • The entry must be submitted in PDF format no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The online submission form will automatically shut down after the deadline.
  • Any entries not submitted in PDF format or by the deadline will not be eligible.
  • Winning entries become the property of MIPA and may be published by MIPA.

Students’ Choice Awards: Yearbook Student Life Spread

Winners will be selected via popular vote on MIPA’s Facebook page:

  • A school may submit one 2013 student life spread for entry.
  • This contest will be conducted on Facebook and the winner determined by the number of “likes” the entry receives.
  • The contest will start at the beginning of the Spring Conference and end at the beginning of lunch
  • The winner will be announced during the afternoon awards session.
  • The entry must be submitted in PDF format no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The online submission form will automatically shut down after the deadline.
  • Any entries not submitted in PDF format or by the deadline will not be eligible.
  • Winning entries become the property of MIPA and may be published by MIPA.

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