December 14, 2009 / News

South Dakota middle school holds contest for yearbook cover design

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The yearbook staff at Yankton Middle School in Yankton, S.D., has created a fun tradition with their yearbook cover. For each of the past 13 years, the cover has been designed a member of the student body.

Every year, the staff accepts dozens of student entries, which are then judged by a panel. The only limitation is that the design must use the school colors of red, white and black.

Yearbook adviser Sandy Rupiper recently told the local newspaper that the staff received more than double the number of entries to this year’s contest.

Has your yearbook staff ever considered engaging the students at your school with a design contest like this?

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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.