By Jackson Umbreit & Staff
Sandusky Jr.-Sr. HS

1st Place
Division 4, Yearbook Visual

Y-15 Colophon

A colophon includes technical aspects of the book and printing as well as a listing of the yearbook staff and adviser. It may include press association memberships, previous awards and other information. It is not simply a letter from the editor, although this may be included. FOR THE ENTRY TITLE, use your theme. Submit a PDF or image file of the page or spread(s). FOR SPREADS (a spread is two facing pages), if possible save your entry as a spread, creating a single horizontal page out of two vertical pages. Otherwise, the judges may not see both pages of your spread together and will not get the full impact of your design.


  • Designed as a visual unit; arrangement of photos, headline, copy, captions and white space invite reader into the design and show careful planning
  • Acknowledgments are tastefully presented.
  • Center of interest in photo(s) is not trapped in gutter; action and faces in photos do not face off spread
  • Non-rectangular photos, tilted photos and other special treatments are used sparingly and effectively to enhance overall design
  • Graphics and typography enhance readability and attractiveness of design and reinforce the visual/verbal statement of the theme
  • Copy and captions are readable size and use readable font