FAQs 

Questions frequently asked by advisors 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.

 

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, our yearbook about yearbooks, and in a gallery setting in New York City (see Awards for more information). We cannot use photos that are less than 300 dpi and 8x10 for these purposes.

 

Do I really need signatures from everyone in the photo?

// Basically, 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. Add this text and link: Download the release form here

 

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.

 

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.