P.S. 40 Awarded Grand Prize Overall Yearbook In National Yearbook Competition

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Entourage Yearbooks announced their 3rd Annual National Yearbook Competition winners, recognizing P.S. 40 from Manhattan, New York as the Elementary School Grand Prize Winner.

Yearbook Cover Design

P.S. 40 Yearbook Cover Design. Front Cover (left), Back Cover (right).

Twenty of our 5th grade students participated in the Yearbook Elective. They came up with theme ideas, then surveyed their classmates, deciding on a Graphic Novel theme.

Entourage Yearbooks announced their 3rd Annual National Yearbook Competition awards, recognizing P.S. 40 from Manhattan, New York, with the following award(s):
Grand Prize Overall Yearbook
2nd Place Cover Design

The Entourage National Yearbook Competition is a nationally sponsored contest judging school yearbooks across the dimensions of creativity, originality, and journalistic relevance. Hundreds of schools entered across all fifty states at the Elementary, Middle School, and a very competitive High School level.

This achievement recognizes P.S. 40 for putting together a distinctive yearbook at the Elementary School level. Their entry was submitted at the end of June 2012 and was officially awarded on October 31st, 2012. P.S. 40’s yearbook was selected from hundreds of schools who had submitted entries from around the country.

In regards to their award winning yearbook submission, parent members of the Yearbook Committee shared, “Our Yearbook, "PS 40 2012!!! An Amazingly Epic Year", was a true collaboration of parent volunteers, teachers, staff, and 5th grade students. Twenty of our 5th grade students participated in the Yearbook Elective. They came up with theme ideas, then surveyed their classmates, deciding on a Graphic Novel theme. The elective students brainstormed ideas related to their theme, coming up with comic book images of the 5th grade students; the "Wonder Women of 5th Grade" page, featuring their classroom teachers; and the special talents of their "Specialty Class Teachers". The parents, teachers and school staff worked hard to create the book as they knew the students were envisioning it, and all are very proud to have achieved the honor of winning the Grand Prize for the Overall Yearbook, and the 2nd Place for the Cover Design.”

More about Entourage’s National Yearbook Competition

This is the 3rd annual Entourage National Yearbook Competition in recognition of school’s with yearbooks distinctively created by students and school volunteers. To participate, schools had to submit their yearbook content into categories for overall yearbook, page design, photography, and cover design. This year over 300 schools entered the competition.

Judging of the contest entries is based on a balanced rating across the dimensions of creativity, originality and journalistic relevance. Schools are judged separately at the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels. The judging committee is composed of both expert yearbook journalists at Entourage and invited yearbook experts from across the industry.

"We’re extremely excited to announce this year’s distinctive recipients. Competition continues to grow stronger and stronger each year at all school levels and we wish all the schools who have received an award a well deserved congratulations.” says Entourage’s President Elias Jo.

Complete yearbook contest results can be found at http://www.entourageyearbooks.com/YearbookContest.asp.

About Entourage Yearbooks

Founded in 2006, Entourage Yearbooks provides yearbooks to over 2,000 schools across the US and in 18 countries around the world. Entourage’s unique collaborative yearbook technologies and industry leading production times has made the company one of the fastest growing in the country, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 17th fastest growing private education company in the US. For more information about Entourage Yearbooks, visit http://www.entourageyearbooks.com.

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