April 13, 2017 / News / Photography

Time is running out on the 2017 Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s a reminder: this year’s Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest ends on Friday night at 11:59 Central time. So there’s still time for students to submit their best shots for a chance to win one of nine $100 Visa gift cards.

Students can enter at walsworthyearbooks.com/photocontest or on Facebook at facebook.com/yearbooks.  Prizes will be awarded to one photographer in each of the nine categories and students can enter up to five photos total.

Don’t forget! College/University is a brand new category this year. We’re looking for the best photo taken by a college student. Here are all the categories:

  • Sports Action – Capture athletes in action and the spirit of competition.
  • Student Life – We want to see who students really are – who that person is, what they do and why.
  • Academics – Show us learning in progress.
  • Club or Organization/Community Service – Clubs and organizations allow groups to shape each individual as well as the community. Show us how.
  • Feature/Portrait – Reveal who a person is by showing what they are feeling or a bit of their personality using the face and emotion as the focus.
  • Photo Illustration – Show us a photo that has been modified, manipulated or otherwise featuring special effects that were created to tell a story.
  • School Spirit – We want to see the meaning of school pride displayed on the sidelines, in the stands, at practice – by anyone not competing in an athletic event.
  • Junior High/Middle School – We’re looking for the best junior high/middle school photo regardless of category. Photo must be taken by a junior high or middle school student.
  • College/University – We’re looking for the best College/University photo regardless of category. Photo must be taken by a college or university student.

You can read the complete contest rules by visiting walsworthyearbooks.com/contests. Good luck!

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.