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?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
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.