April 1, 2014 / 2014 Photo Contest

Check out the true characters in this year’s Photo Illustration winner

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The winner in the Photo Illustration category of the 2014 Photo Contest caught a candid, behind-the-scenes moment before a school musical.

Congratulations to Ashley Cefali from Armada High School in Armada, Mich., for her image “True Characters.”

As Ashley described, “Two students prepare to get ready for their opening show of Oklahoma by becoming one with their character.”

Ashley wins a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party for the yearbook staff at Armada.

Winners were selected by a committee of judges based on the following criteria: quality of photo (25%), appropriateness to category (10%), photography rules followed (25%), creativity demonstrated (15%) and viral nature as determined by the number of Likes (25%) on Facebook.


Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.