The PTSA is holding a contest for the cover art for the 2018-2019 yearbook and all students are invited to participate!  The submission guidelines are the following:

Due: November 30th to teacher or front office 


Paper Size: 8.5X11" 

Include the name of the school and the year "2018-2019" in your art  

Write your name, grade, and teacher on the back 

Leave space around the edge: do not include any text or critical elements 1" from the edges as it may get cut off 


Some tips for original art: 

Rich Colors: The more color depth and contrast in your artwork, the better your cover will reproduce. Subtle colors may lose some detail in the printing process. Certain solid ink colors, such as navy, black and forest green, do not work well when placed next to each other.  


Thick Lines: For best results, be sure that outlines are thick. Thin outlines created with pencil will not reproduce completely. DO NOT use pencil to design your artwork. 


Careful with Crayons: If using crayons, be sure the color is crisp and not too subtle. Light shading with crayons may not reproduce—this is especially true with light blues, greens, and yellows. 


Mixed Media: Feel free to use photography and original computer graphics in your art.  You can send a digital submission to





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