We need your help.
It is our honor and privilege to be your yearbook publisher! With the new school year practically upon us, we are already scheduling school visits. In order to do so most effectively, we need your help.
If you already know your school schedule, will you please send us the following information? Click here to email your responses to the following questions:
Yearbook Class time (i.e. 9:00-9:55)
Conference time (i.e. 12:30-1:00)
Do you prefer visits during yearbook class or your conference period?
Thank you in advance for your helpful reply!
Tread and Cindy Sheffield
North Texas Jostens Office
PIA Winners Announced! - 2011 Marksman wins coveted Certificate of Merit.
The Printing Industries of America, Premier Print Awards is the world’s largest, most prestigious international publishing competition with a total of more than 2700 entries across all forms of publishing. The criterion for the competition is based solely on the overall look of the publication (the quality of photography, design expertise, printing and binding quality); this award above all is one that belongs to the publisher as well as the client.
Jostens received 11 out of a total of 16 awards in the School Yearbook Category for 2011. This includes 9 certificates of merit, 1 Award of Recognition, and the coveted Best of Category-Benny.
We wish to congratulate North Texas' own Ray Westbrook and the 2011 Marksman staff for winning the prestigious PIA Certificate of Merit.
The Best of Category (BENNY):
- AEGIS 2010, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (Matt Clark) Third year in a row for this Jostens school!
The Award of Recognition, (first place award):
- TAPS 2011, Clemson University (Claude Saleeby)
The Certificate of Merit, (second place award):
- LA VIE 2011, PENN STATE (Karissa Tumbusch)
- RED CEDAR LOG 2010, MICHIGAN STATE (Mike Lafferty)
- THE PRIDE 2011, STARR’S MILL HS (Lauren Logsdon)
- CORNELLIAN 2011,CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Jack Murray)
- ECHO 2011, GRAND BLANC HS (Rianne Price)
- SUB TURRI 2011 BOSTON COLLEGE (Pete Greer)
- MARKSMAN 2011, ST. MARKS SCHOOL OF TEXAS (Tread Sheffield)
- NORWESTER, 2010, UPPER ARLINGTON HS (Robin Fritts)
- TROJAN 2010, JENKS HIGH SCHOOL (Todd Featherston)
Breakdown of the award categories:
The “Benny” or the “Best of Category” award; only one is given each year in each category. This is followed by the (first place) Award of Recognition, 2% of all entries, then the (second place) Certificate of Merit, 5% of all entries. Any award from PIA is a great achievement as they will give no award if there are no entries that meet very stringent judging.
2013 InDesign Design Contest - download flyer and official entry form here
Are you an InDesign user who creates amazing designs? Then this contest is for you! The 9th annual InDesign Design contest, co-sponsored by Jostens and Adobe is quickly approaching. The contest runs from March 7 through April 26, 2013.
Send us your best yearbook double page spread created with Adobe® InDesign. You could win your choice of a Macintosh® or Dell® laptop with the newest version of Adobe Creative Suite, or one of our other amazing prizes.
All yearbook staff members in grades 6-12 are eligible to enter. You do not have to publish your yearbook with Jostens to participate.
2013 YearTech Online Design Contest - click here for complete details
The 4th annual YearTech Online Design Contest will soon be underway! Entries will be accepted online from March 1st through April 26th.
High school and middle school yearbook staff members using YearTech Online to create the yearbook are eligible. Only one entry per student will be accepted. All submissions must appear in the yearbook, be created within the YearTech Online software and be the original work of the entrant. The prizes to be awarded include a laptop, digital camera, iPod Touch and camcorder.
Beginning March 1st, we'll have an online contest submission link making it quick and easy for you to submit your entry.
Yearbook Commercial Contest - view flyer here
The Jostens Commercial Contest is an opportunity for students to get creative and promote their school’s yearbook, while entering themselves for a chance to win $1,000 cash, an iPad, an iPod Touch or an iPod Nano. The main goal of the contest is to increase student excitement and start a viral marketing effort about school yearbooks at the local level.
Who Can Enter the Contest?
ALL students, whether they are on yearbook staff or not, are eligible to enter! The contest is open to all legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia, United States military bases abroad and Canada (except Quebec) that are 13 years of age or older.
How Do They Enter the Contest?
1. Create an original video commercial promoting their school’s yearbook.
(be sure to get model/music releases where needed – see official rules for more details and forms to use)
2. Enter their commercial(s) through our Jostens Facebook Commercial Contest app. http://apps.facebook.com/jostensvideocontest
3. SHARE, VIEW and RANK their commercial. They will be awarded points for video sharing, views, thumbs up and thumbs down rankings and the video with the most points at the end of the contest is the winner. (the contest will end on March 31, 2011 at Midnight CDT)
2013 Photo Contest – deadline for entries is March 1 - download entry form here
Remind your yearbook staffs that there is still time to get their entries together and submitted for the 2011 Photo Contest. The total prize pay out for the contest is over $10,000 in cash and prizes; enter now for a chance to win!
We have a new Graduation category this year, so urge your staffs to dig back into the 2010 archives. All senior, junior high and middle school students (grades 6-12) are eligible to enter. All entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.
Each photo will be judged on its ability to tell a story relevant to the high school, junior high or middle school experience. We’ll be looking at composition, artistic and emotional qualities; as well as technical quality.
Jostens Adviser University 2013 – Registration Now Open! - Register here
JAU 2013 will take place in Minneapolis, MN, on July 19-22, 2013. This year JAU offers several new course tracks.
This teachers-only conference is designed to help you focus on adviser strategy and methodology. This is your time to grow and network with fellow high school, middle school, junior high, and K-12 educators. Academic credit is also available - see the "Courses" tab for details.
JAU is all about you. Don't miss this chance to develop your skills, share your enthusiasm, and make your adviser experience more rewarding - and fun!
Download a complete PDF brochure and registration here
Questions? Check out the FAQ's here