By Isabella Stoutenburg, Olivia Jacobson & Staff
Echo
Sandusky Jr.-Sr. HS

1st Place
Division 4, Yearbook Visual

Y-13. Organization Spread

One spread predominantly featuring organization coverage. (Middle schools may enter a single page.) Submit a PDF or image file of the page(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.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Designed as two-page visual unit, arrangement of photos, headline, copy, captions and white space invite reader onto spread and show careful planning
  • Dominance is established and other elements are arranged in such a way as to lead reader’s eye around spread
  • Adequate external margins provide frame for spread contents and are defined by at least one element on each side
  • Photos effectively cropped, of varied size, shape and content 
  • Content concentrates on a variety of action photos that help tell the entire story; posed photos are avoided
  • 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
  • Primary/secondary headline combination has contemporary design and establishes visual/verbal connection between photos and copy
  • Type sizes for primary/secondary headline combination are appropriate for the design; the primary headline should appear in the largest type on the spread. 
  • Copy and captions are readable size and use readable font
  • Captions should touch photos to which they refer. Group or clustered captions are permitted, but attention has been paid to making them easily accessible to reader
  • If group pictures are included on spread, they are not the dominant element and are arranged to blend with the overall design of the spread
  • While designs may be innovative, they adhere to journalistic guidelines