Jostens Announces 2014 National Yearbook Program of Excellence Spring Award Winners

Award winning schools recognized for vibrant and engaging yearbooks

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Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced the spring winners of Jostens' National Yearbook Program Award. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.

The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes schools that embrace the yearbook tradition and have built a yearbook program that contributes to a positive school culture and climate that serves the entire school community.

Jostens' National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall for yearbooks delivered during the school year. The Awards are presented to yearbook programs that have achieved criteria in each of three categories: creating an inclusive yearbook; generating school engagement; and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. View the full list of the Jostens' yearbook programs that have met the above criteria.

“Yearbooks connect students’ hearts and minds to the school story, school year experiences, and the community to memorialize moments that matter. Jostens is proud to recognize yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks that tell the story of their school communities,” said Murad Velani, chief operating officer, Jostens. "We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools, yearbook advisers and students to strengthen their programs by providing state of the art tools, resources and best practices that support the development and creation of award-winning yearbooks.”

Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year. Jostens invests in state of the art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum and award winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks. This includes Jostens ReplayIt™ app, which enables students and parents to upload and share pictures with the yearbook staff for possible inclusion in the yearbook, and Yearbooker’s Field Kit, the first app of its kind for yearbook project management and production using an iPad.

About Jostens
Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and educational and trade publishing segments.


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