November 1, 2011 / Photos / Yearbook Tips

Get students involved in the yearbook with a photo contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Has your yearbook staff ever considered organizing a photo contest? If not, it could be time to give the idea a try.

A photo contest is a great way to get students interested in, and actively involved with, the yearbook by submitting photos for consideration to be used in the book. A contest can even be structured so that the winner gets a free yearbook.

That’s exactly what they’re doing at Fallston High School. The staff already held its first photo contest this year, which was themed “What I did this summer” and they would like to have more.

Has your yearbook staff tried the idea of a photo contest? What ideas do you have for photo contest themes?

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ 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.