November 18, 2014 / News

Walsworth Yearbooks names winners in 2014 Design Contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Walsworth Yearbooks announced the winners today in its 2014 Design Contest. Jonathan Castro from Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, won first place for his submitted yearbook spread.

Castro won a $500 Visa gift card for his spread about the local music scene in his school’s area.

Madeline Ko from West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, finished in second place and won a $300 Visa gift card.

Third place in the contest went to a group from Derby High School in Derby, Kan., including designer Rheagen King and photographers Morgan Malmquist, Belinda Flores and Alyssa Soell.

Two entries were chosen as Honorable Mention: Rylea Candelora from J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Fla.; and an entry from Natalie Jankowski and Annabelle Altermatt from Armada High School in Armada, Mich.

Schools from across the country were eligible to enter the 2014 Design Contest from Sept. 12-Oct. 17, with entries showcased on the Walsworth Yearbooks Pinterest page.

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.