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IJEA Yearbook Contest

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Entry Form for 2020 Yearbook Contest (2019-20 Books)

Postmark Deadline for 2020 Competition:
Monday, Nov. 16, 2020


About the Contest

The postmark deadline for entering the IJEA Yearbook Contest is Nov. 15 of each year, except when the 15th falls on a Sunday.

The 2020 contest will judge books from the 2019-20 school year. The postmark deadline for submitting entries in the 2020 contest is Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.

In order to enter their students into this contest, advisers must be 2020-21 members of IJEA. Membership dues are $25 per year.

To join IJEA, complete and submit our online membership form OR our PDF membership form. In either case, mail your $25 membership fee to: Katie Comeford Fernandez, IJEA Treasurer, 2221 W. Belmont Ave. #204, Chicago, IL 60618.

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

As a benefit, members are entitled to enter their students into either the yearbook or newspaper contest without having to pay the $10 contest fee. Advisers must, however, pay one of the contest fees if they enter their students in both contests.


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.

The 2019 competition featured six divisions, from smallest schools (Division 1) to largest (Division 6).


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.


Official site: Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703
IJEA Yearbook Contest