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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
by advisers and students. 


WHERE DO I GO TO SUBMIT A PHOTO?
To submit an entry to the Photo Contest,
 click here.

DO MY PHOTOS NEED TO BE A CERTAIN SIZE OR FORMAT?
Yes. Photos need to adhere to the following guidelines:

All photos must be 300 dpi and a minimum of 8x10 inches. File types can be jpg/jpeg, png or tiff/tif.

CAN I ENHANCE MY PHOTO?
Yes. Photo editing programs may be used to enhance the technical aspects of the photo in ALL categories.
Photo editing examples include correction of white balance, brightness/contrast and exposure, switching to black & white. Photos with altered content should be submitted in the Photo Illustration & Manipulation category. These photos can be posed or electronically enhanced to illustrate a topic or idea. Examples of electronic enhancement include using filters, altering colors, adding/removing objects or people or combining photos. See RULES menu for further details.

WHY IS THE IMAGE SIZE IMPORTANT? DO YOU REALLY NEED IT TO BE 300 DPI AND AT LEAST 8X10 INCHES?
Yes! Winning photographs will be used in print and online. 
One of the most exciting opportunities for contest winners is to be showcased in print, which requires a higher resolution than images shown on screens. Winners will be included in the Jostens Look Book 2021 -- our yearbook about yearbooks.

DO I REALLY NEED SIGNATURES FROM EVERYONE IN THE PHOTO?
Absolutely, yes. 
You need signatures from anyone that is personally and substantially identifiable in the photo (including crowds and groups). Subjects that are minors must have a parent or legal guardian signature. Photos submitted without a completed model release will not be accepted in the competition.

DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT ALL MY PHOTOS AT ONCE?
No. Photos can be uploaded at any time during the submission period. 
You can wait to submit your photos until you are sure that you have your strongest collection but be sure to submit an application for each photo before March 1, 2020.

WHAT IF I UPLOADED PHOTOS A WHILE AGO BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH ONES?
You can see what you've uploaded. It's easy! 
You can view your entries by clicking on My Applications on the left-hand side of the submission page. Double-check your entries before submitting to be sure you are sending us your strongest work.

WHAT IF I GET A GREAT PHOTO BUT I CAN'T SUBMIT IT BY MARCH 1ST?
Sorry. This deadline is non-negotiable. 
We apologize, but we cannot accept photos after the website is closed.

 

If you need further information, contact lindasue.amundson@jostens.com.

 

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