Yearbook Excellence Contest for Grades 9 to 12 Students

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Yearbook Excellence Contest for Grades 9 to 12 Students

Quill and Scroll are excited to announce its 2021 Yearbook excellence contest. A few changes have been made. This year the contest will be held under two different classes. The schools having an enrollment of more than 1000 students in classes 9 to 12 will be able to participate under Class A and the schools having an enrollment below 1000 students will be able to participate under Class B of the competition. The 18 categories have been expanded to 30, including cover design, performing arts spread, performing photography spread, pandemic spread, pandemic photography, etc. Theme Development entries will be $10 and all the other entry charges are $5.

The winning schools under each class will be awarded the Blue and Gold Award for Staff Excellence and the top three schools under the categories of design, photography, and writing will also be awarded. This can be the chance for schools to prove the ability of their students. The Yearbook Excellence Contest will enhance the creativity among students helping them to make their yearbook innovative and attractive. Since the contest has been divided into 2 classes, this is add-on advantage.

Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists were organized on April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisors for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since its foundation, school charters have been granted to more than 11,300 high schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 foreign countries.

Brief Description:

Refer to the table below for further details:

Organization Quill and Scroll
Educational Level Grades 9 to 12
Subjects N/A
Amount N/A
Access mode Online
Number of Awards 2
City Iowa City
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline October 10, 2021
Application fees $5, $10
Requirements N/A

Who May Be Eligible?

Schools having a population with at least 1000 students from classes 9 to 12 are eligible under Class A of the contest and schools having a population of fewer than 1000 students in classes from 9 to 12 are eligible to take part under Class B of the competition.

How to Apply?

The schools can participate in the contest under 30 different categories. Some of them are mentioned below:

  1. Theme development (entry fee $10)
  2. Student life spread (entry fee $5)
  3. Academics Spread (entry fee $5)
  4. Clubs or organization spread (entry fee $5)
  5. Sports spread (entry fee $5)
  6. Performing arts spread (entry fee $5)
  7. People spread (entry fee $5)

There are many such categories. You can get the details on the website.


Quill and Scroll will award the winning schools under both categories with the Blue and Gold Award for Staff Excellence. The top-three schools in each of the mentioned areas will also get the reward:

  • Design (10 categories)
  • Writing (10 categories)
  • Photography (10 categories)

Application Deadline

The last date to submit your entry is October 10, 2021. No more entries received after the due date will be considered for the competition.

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