National Yearbook Contest Winners

Entourage Yearbooks is proud to announce our nationwide yearbook contest. We sponsor this contest to recognize students, staff, and yearbook advisors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in creating yearbooks for their schools.

Congratulations to all of our Winners!

Grand Prize for OVERALL YEARBOOK Winner for 2020!

NYOS Charter 2020 Yearbook






2020 Yearbook Contest Winners Gallery – HIGH SCHOOL

Overall Yearbook

Overall yearbook is judged based on the use of written and graphic elements carried throughout the entirety of the yearbook.

Grand Prize:

NYOS Charter School 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description: Once the cover was finalized we used that as the basis for the pages inside. The fonts and the colorful boxes highlighted our message throughout the book.

4th Place:

LCA-MO 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:The idea was inspired by students who are in many things at school, separate yet part of a whole, diverse and accepted. Layers of vivid colored diamond shapes were created to represent individual parts of a whole. Students inside them from different grade levels show involvement in different activities.

2nd Place:

Sunnyside High School 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description: Seniors suggested a colorful theme, initially graffiti, which grew into ‘BOLD’, encompassing both visual boldness as well as our student’s abilities to be courageous, confident, and risk takers.

5th Place:

Desert View High School 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description: This theme was inspired by the season and the city background representing Arizona. As the sky is filled with the signatures of the Class of 2019 as well as the yearbook staff.

3rd Place:

Glen Cove High School 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description: Our school year began with an assembly for Rachel’s Challenge. Our students, staff and community were challenged to create positive change in themselves and their communities. From these discussions our team decided that this year was all about a new perspective.  The artwork was created in Illustrator and Photoshop.  For our cover we decided to add Spot UV to the mountains, title and lighter line work.

Cover Design

Yearbook cover designs are judged based on overall design quality, relevance to school and current year, as well as the use of graphic and textual design elements.

1st Prize:

Atrisco Heritage Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:The staff brainstormed on what they believed a FVSU Superhero would look like in a comic. They wanted to incorporate different symbols that represented the campus on the cover. Collectively, the staff worked on the cover with input from an alum (Robert Walker), a friend (Billmasukuart), and the university. Some ways we brought our vision to reality was by including the wildcat paw signal, the wildcat man, a mock of the campus cheerleader’s uniform on the superhero, the campus dorms, university seal, and yearbook seal. We used typography that we would believe would appear on a comic. The cover was created using Adobe Photoshop.

2nd Place:

Glen Cove High School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Our school colors are blue and gold. The cover is made up of famous artwork featuring blue and gold coloring. The Spot UV technique was used to frame each picture. The school name and year on the cover and spine are done in blue foil. The cover design was created in Photoshop.

3rd Place:

Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description: By using great pencil drawings, by one of our talented students, of hands holding a camera, an instant camera, hand holding a lens,and a lens and combining Entourage’s photo/film themed clip art we were able to have a base for our design. Then, we looked for pictures that focused on who we are as a school for the cover, divider pages, and the closing.

Page Layout Design

Page layout design is judged based on the overall layout design, the use of innovative techniques, and the use of captions, headlines, and graphic elements.

1st Prize:

Glen Cove High School 2019 Yearbook

Entry Description:This layout came from referencing popular current layout styles and the popularity of gradients, sticking with our ‘BOLD’ theme.

2nd Place:

Lucas Sylvan Unified Jr-Sr 2019 Yearbook

Entry Description: This was a difficult one to try and line up, and also to find pictures to fit. It was created with a lot of layers and frustration!

3rd Place:

Rochester Christian Co-Op 2019 Yearbook

Entry Description:The circular template that Entourage’s online software made sense to use for our morning devotion routine.

Photography

Photographs will be judged based on creativity and composition.

1st Prize:

Sunnyside High School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Using Cannon Equipment.

2nd Place:

Creekside High School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: This photo captures the moment a junior wrestler locks his opponent in a great hold with a double chicken wing move.

3rd Place:

Messmer High School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: This photo captures the moment a junior wrestler locks his opponent in a great hold with a double chicken wing move.

Honorable Mentions

Overall Yearbook:

LCA-MO 2020 Yearbook
PROGRESS High School for Professional careers 2020 Yearbook
Aurora Police Department Yearbook
Desert View High School 2020 Yearbook
Temecula Preparatory Upper School 2020 Yearbook
Bamberg Ehrhardt High School 2020 Yearbook

Cover Design:

LCA-MO 2020 Yearbook
STEM Academy 2020 Yearbook
San Manuel Jr – Sr High School 2020 Yearbook
PROGRESS High School for Professional careers 2020 Yearbook
Calvin Nelms Charter School 2020 Yearbook
Bamberg Ehrhardt High School 2020 Yearbook
Temecula Preparatory Upper School 2020 Yearbook

Page Design:

Arvada-Clearmont High School 2019 Yearbook

Fort Valley State University 2019 Yearbook

LCA-MO 2019 Yearbook

Blue Ridge Christian School 2019 Yearbook

Sunnyside High School 2019 Yearbook

Manor Senior High School 2019 Yearbook

Rochester Christian Co-op Yearbook

HS For Language and Diplomacy 2019 Yearbook

Photography:

Arlington Community High School 2020 Yearbook
Eton Academy 2020 Yearbook
Desert View High School 2020 Yearbook
Maine School of Science and Math 2020 Yearbook

Overall Yearbook

Overall yearbook is judged based on the use of written and graphic elements carried throughout the entirety of the yearbook.

Grand Prize:

Gobles 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Students brainstorm at the beginning of the year. They vote on different themes. They chose rewind which was inspired originally by the idea of page 1. A staff member (Lucia Piedad) sketched the design of the cover, then we put elements in photoshop to create the final cover. Editors chose the background concept blending orange and black.

2nd Place:

NorthBay Christian Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Our theme this year in school was “Who is my neighbor?" We learned that our neighbors are all around us. Locally, nationally, and globally, our neighbors are all around us in all colors, shapes and sizes. The world is more beautiful when we embrace our differences and love others best as we love God most.

3rd Place:

Stoneybrooke Junior High 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: On a recent trip to Disney World, I visited their newly opened land, Toy Story Land. The land was filled with different board game pieces throughout. This gave me the inspiration to use the theme of board games for this year’s theme.

Cover Design

Yearbook cover designs are judged based on overall design quality, relevance to school and current year, as well as the use of graphic and textual design elements.

1st Place:

Vincent J. Gallagher 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: This front and back cover design were based on a prompt our student was asked to draw what “HTM meant to them".The front cover is a representation of what HTM is about. Both pages have a lot of symbolism in them. HTM is a place in which we create a community that allows our students to be creative and expressive in every aspect. The front cover symbolizes how HTM is always improving thanks to our community members. The hands finishing the cat design and letters resemble how we like all hands on deck to make HTM an awesome place for our students. The back cover is a representation of the creativity of our students and no matter where you look at it, theirs a place in which all of our students can be themselves.

2nd Place:

Stoneybrooke Junior High 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:  We went with a similar design to last year’s cover, but definitely spent more time playing with the modular design. Students loved the fact that there was a good chance they could be featured in the cover, and it gave us a chance to highlight some of those shining moments in our school year.

3rd Place:

Meyzeek Middle School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Eton is “the place" where students who are different learners can feel safe, be accepted and learn how to learn. Our inspiration was the school itself. A Senior created this design for yearbook using InDesign. She had been taking college level graphic design classes all year and used her new skills to design the cover.

Page Layout Design

Page layout design is judged based on the overall layout design, the use of innovative techniques, and the use of captions, headlines, and graphic elements.

1st Prize:

Stoneybrooke Junior High School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Inspired by the end of the MCU, we used comics and the “endgame" idea to use our comic theme. We used our opening pages as a way to draw in our audience and use our brightest and most fun photos.

2nd Place:

New Brighton Middle School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: The student designer used one of our grid design templates but further divided photo blocks into smaller grids to showcase more people in costume. She used our school colors of purple and gold but added a Halloween twist with the background, orange, and the bats.

3rd Place:

Vincent J. Gallagher 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: We choose quotes for the divider pages and decided as a class to use cut out images on that page. So I chose this because it looks like she is looking at the quote. On the other side I designed my own layout for the classes assigned on that page. I tried showing what they are like and telling about the teachers who teach those classes.

Photography

Photographs will be judged based on creativity and composition.

1st Prize:

NorthBay Christian Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: I loved this picture the moment I saw it. The student is focused on the goal and is intense in her look. This shows the determination distilled in this sport where the athletes block out all the distractions and focus on the goal.

2nd Place:

Eton Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: A staff member captured this shot of our new Administrator getting a Pi in the Face. The photographer had perfect timing to get the motion effect of the toss. In this case Smash.

3rd Place:

New Brighton Middle School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: We wanted to show the students doing things throughout the school. We wanted to show action and activity.

Honorable Mentions

Yearbook Theme:

Thomas J. Kellar Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Rudder Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Ted Polk Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Santa Ynez Valley Charter School 2020 Yearbook
Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind 2020 Yearbook
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School 2020 Yearbook

Cover Design:

Ft. Stockton Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Desert Academy 2020 Yearbook
Wright Charter School 2020 Yearbook
Gobles High School 2020 Yearbook
Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind 2020 Yearbook

Page Design:

Youth Leadership Academy 2020 Yearbook
2020 Ft. Stockton Middle School Yearbook
Thomas J. Kellar Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Brush Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Woodlake Valley Middle School 2020 Yearbook

Photography:

Bloomfield Middle School 2020 Yearbook
Wright Charter School 2020 Yearbook
Roosevelt Middle School 2020 Yearbook
YBH – Boys 2020 Yearbook

Overall Yearbook

Overall yearbook is judged based on the use of written and graphic elements carried throughout the entirety of the yearbook.

Grand Prize:

Magnolia Montessori Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:  Our design was inspired by Entourage templates and children’s storybooks with the soft colors and adorable animals, in keeping with beloved Little Golden Books. We used some of the pre-made templates and then created more of our own and added more animals to fit with the same style and color scheme.

2nd Place:

Essex Fells Elementary School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Our theme was inspired by the universe. The designers wanted to work with something that resonated with the children, the staff and at the same time had multiple options of beautiful imagery available. At our school, we propose three themes to the 5th grade graduating class and let them vote on it. “PS 40 Universe" was the design teams favorite theme so we were thrilled when the students voted for it!  We collaborated among the group about all the various imagery that could fall under the theme of “Universe" and came up with such subjects as constellations, solar system, astronauts, planets, aliens, stars, rockets, etc. All of these images were readily available and altered to fit the palette that our design team decided upon.

3rd Place:

Pine Forest Elementary School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Our theme was “Reading, Writing, Riverside". To showcase reading & writing, we had every child in the school write the name of their favorite book, in their handwriting on a sheet of paper. I then edited the individual writing samples, using photoshop, to make the cover, incorporating our logo for riverside. Throughout the book, we used quotes either from books or about reading or writing. Every staff member also gave the name of their favorite books. The hope was to encourage our students to branch out and be inspired to read new books. Or even write some of their own. The backgrounds for all the pages are murals that are painted throughout our school. We wanted the parents to know that our emphasis for the year was to encourage reading and writing.

Cover Design

Yearbook cover designs are judged based on overall design quality, relevance to school and current year, as well as the use of graphic and textual design elements.

1st Place:

St. Mary Magdalen Yearbook 2020

Entry Description:  We asked our art teacher to come up with a unique design for the cover this year. He had this idea and made it come to life. This design was created with time and dedication. It was initially hand drawn and uploaded from that.

2nd Place:

Five Points Elementary 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Our theme was “Reading, Writing, Riverside". To showcase reading & writing, we had every child in the school write the name of their favorite book, in their handwriting on a sheet of paper. I then edited the individual writing samples, using photoshop, to make the cover, incorporating our logo for riverside. Throughout the book, we used quotes either from books or about reading or writing. Every staff member also gave the name of their favorite books. The hope was to encourage our students to branch out and be inspired to read new books. Or even write some of their own. The backgrounds for all the pages are murals that are painted throughout our school. We wanted the parents to know that our emphasis for the year was to encourage reading and writing.

3rd Place:

P.S. 40 Yearbook 2020 

Entry Description:  Lee Berresford and I wanted to incorporate art by the kids and celebrate the spirit and diversity of our public school. NOTE: Lee is the PRIMARY designer and I oversee the editorial and project flow.

Page Layout Design

Page layout design is judged based on the overall layout design, the use of innovative techniques, and the use of captions, headlines, and graphic elements.

1st Place:

Hazelwood Elementary School 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:   I used approved templates to begin, then I tried making sure all class were pictured and in the musical all parts were pictured. I took the musical logo and cut it out from its background to have it blend in better with the page.

2nd Place:

Heights 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description: Doodles! Kids love to doodle and by 5th Grade many students are skilled illustrators and typographers. The background patterns are copied from the types of lined paper they use in school.

3rd Place:

SMS Bloomington 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:  We chose the Hollywood theme for our yearbook, because we believe that all the students in the school are stars! Our goal was to make each kid feel special. The clapper shown on the front is also used as page dividers in the book, and is shown in each of the “movies" on the 8th grade portrait pages.

Photography

Photographs will be judged based on creativity and composition.

1st Place:

Hanalei Elementary 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:  We were capturing moments of families reading together at our annual Read-a-thon. The light in the library was perfect and these two were so cute.

2nd Place:

Promesa College Prep – Brownsville 2020 Yearbook 

Entry Description:  This was the ice bucket challenge award for our annual boosterthon fun run. The students reached their goal, so the boosterthon reps were to be doused with ice water. Our safety officer, Alec Redwine, offered himself to be doused as well as an added bonus for our kids

3rd Place:

Magnolia Montessori Academy 2020 Yearbook

Entry Description:  Kids working hard in the rain. I was at cross country practice, getting pictures for the yearbook. Suddenly, we had a massive downpour of rain. I captured the kids after they’d just climbed a big hill during the sudden downpour.

Honorable Mentions

Yearbook Theme:

 

Five Points Elementary 2020 Yearbook
Edward H Bryan 2020 Yearbook
P.S. 40 Yearbook 2020 Yearbook
Cheshire Highland School CT 2020 Yearbook
Sacred Heart Grade School 2020 Yearbook
St. Mary Magdalen Yearbook 2020

Cover Design:

Honolulu East Side Classical Conversations Yearbook
Saint Lawrence Catholic School Yearbook
Billie Martinez 2020 Yearbook
Moab Charter School Yearbook
Plato Academy 2020 Yearbook
Pine Forest Elementary School 2020 Yearbook

Page Design:

Woodland School 2020 Yearbook
South Elementary School 2020 Yearbook
Saint Lawrence Catholic School Yearbook
Plato Academy 2020 Yearbook

Photography:

 

Bradley Beach Elementary Yearbook 2020
Swan Valley Elementary School 2020 Yearbook
Honolulu East Side Classical Conversations Yearbook
Montessori Day Schools 2020 Yearbook