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IJEA Yearbook Contest


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YEARBOOK ADVISERS, WE HAVE A NEW MAIL-IN HOME!

With the retirement of long-time yearbook contest coordinator Dr. Sally Renaud, Eastern Illinois University will no longer be the mail-in home of the IJEA Yearbook Contest. Instead, the new mail-in destination will be Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette. The mail-in address is provided below (see item 2 in the section titled “How to Enter the Contest”).

 


Online Entry Form for 2022 Yearbook Contest (2021-22 Books)
This form is active and may be submitted now through the Nov. 15 deadline

Deadline for Submitting Online Entry Form:
11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

Postmark Deadline for Mailing Books:
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
You may mail in your books now through the Nov. 15 deadline

 


HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST


This year’s competition will honor yearbooks covering the 2021-22 school year. To enter, follow these steps:

(1) Fill out and submit the online entry form by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

(2) Mail your 2021-22 yearbook to this address (no need to include anything other than your book):

IJEA Yearbook Contest
Regina Dominican High School
701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091

The postmark deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.

(3) Make sure you are an IJEA member for 2022-23. Information about yearly and lifetime memberships is available here and also below in the section titled “IJEA Membership.”

(4) Send all necessary fees (yearly or lifetime membership fee if you’re not a member; $20 contest fee; $5 optional book return) to our treasurer:

Jenn Galloy, IJEA Treasurer
7405 Kenicott Lane
Plainfield, IL 60586

Fee payments should be made out to “Illinois Journalism Education Association.”

 


OTHER IMPORTANT CONTEST INFORMATION — PLEASE READ


(1) The books will be judged in eight individual categories:

Copy Writing
Sports Coverage
Photography
Divider Pages
Graphics
Layout and Design
Theme Development
Coverage of the School Year

(2) Books will be separated into divisions based on school enrollment (eg., Division 1 = smallest schools). For each division, the following awards will be given to entries in each individual category: first place, second place, third place and, at the discretion of judges, honorable mention.

(3) Awards for Overall Excellence will be given to books in each enrollment division based on total points accumulated in the individual categories. Each first-place award = 5 points, second = 4 points, third = 3 points, honorable mention = 1 point.

(4) Our contest coordinators will be Dave Porreca, IJEA board member, and Linda Jones, IJEA executive director. If you have any questions concerning the entry form or the mail-in process, please contact Dave at [email protected].

(5) All participating yearbook advisers must be IJEA members for 2022-23. If you are not yet a 2022-23 member, please see the information located directly below (“IJEA Membership”).

Thank you to all participating advisers, and good luck to your students!

 


IJEA Membership


In order to enter their students into this contest, advisers must be members of IJEA at the time they submit their book and entry form. Membership dues are $25 per year or $250 lifetime.

To join IJEA, complete and submit our online membership form OR our PDF membership form. In either case, mail your yearly or lifetime membership fee to:

Jenn Galloy, IJEA Treasurer
7405 Kenicott Lane
Plainfield, IL 60586

All necessary payment instructions are included in both the online and PDF membership forms. For more information about IJEA membership, click here.

 


Enrollment Divisions


Schools that enter the yearbook contest are assigned to a division based on enrollment. Because school enrollments change annually, division specifications also change from year to year.

 


Previous Winners Since 2010


Congratulations to all of our winning publication staffs and advisers over the years! Our contest is dedicated to recognizing the hard work and dedication you put into telling the stories of your schools.

 


2021 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2020-21 school year


2020 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2019-20 school year


• 2019 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2018-19 school year


• 2018 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2017-18 school year


• 2017 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2016-17 school year


• 2016 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2015-16 school year


• 2015 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2014-15 school year


• 2014 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2013-14 school year


• 2013 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2012-13 school year


• 2012 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2011-12 school year


• 2011 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2010-11 school year


• 2010 Yearbook Contest | Books from 2009-10 school year


 

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