Winners of Jostens 2007 Photo Contest

Jostens is pleased to announce the winners of its nationally acclaimed annual Jostens Photo Contest, co-sponsored Wolfe's Camera. This annual competition recognizes the outstanding achievements of the best student photographers from across the country.

Eighty-four winners were selected from more than 5,000 entries. The 2007 Grand Prize Award was conferred upon Shannon Soule, a student at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Her unique photograph, which she titled "The Kick-off Symbol."

Submissions are judged on composition, artistic merit, and technical qualities, as well the ability to convey a compelling story. In addition to a Grand Prize winner, awards are conferred in seven categories: Academics, Student Life/Activities, School Spirit, Athletes in Action, Life in the Hallway, Open, and Jr. High/Middle School.

"This photography competition recognizes the sophisticated, high quality photography being produced by students in schools all across the country," said Gary Lundgren, Jostens senior program manager/education. "Our contest provides a forum for them to showcase their work and to be honored for their unique talents. Competition is steep. Receiving this honor is quite an accomplishment."

In addition to Soule's Grand Prize photograph, the winning photographs in each of the other seven categories are featured on the Jostens.com Website at http://www.jostens.com/yearbook/show_contest.asp. They will also be featured in the 2008 issue of the Jostens Gotcha Covered Look Book, a popular annual resource utilized by yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative ideas, trends and inspiration.

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