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Basic Yearbook Design

Basic Yearbook Design

Beginning designers will create one double-page layout for a specified section of the yearbook (theme, student life, academics, etc.). A week before the convention, contest materials will be on the TAJE website, taje.org, for contestants to download. Designers will select as many photos as they wish, crop and place photos. Students must upload a completed PDF to tajecontest@gmail.com before the convention.
Students must bring a printed copy of their design to the contest.

Checklist
• Both exterior and interior margins are consistent. Column/grid structure is evident.
• Dominant photo is twice as large as other photos.
• Photos are various sizes and shapes.
• Photos are grouped in center of spread with copy to outside. No trapped copy or unplanned white space.
• Photos are action shots, cropped correctly.
• Graphics and screens are used effectively

Design Contest Rules
With the exception of Editorial Illustration and Yearbook Theme Package, design contest entries should be uploaded before the convention, and a hard copy will be carried in.

A week before the convention, contest materials will be on the TAJE website, taje.org, for contestants to download. Designers will select as many photos as they wish, crop and place photos. Students must upload a completed PDF to tajecontest@gmail.com before the convention.

Students must also bring a printed copy of the design to the contest. Students must attend the two-hour critique session at the convention.

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