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Yearbook Mark of Excellence Awards

The annual Mark of Excellence Yearbook Awards competition is held each fall in order to accommodate both spring and fall delivery books. Winners are announced during a ceremony as part of the annual Journalism Scholars Day at WKU.

Download 2017 Application Packet (PDF)

General Rules

  • Only 2016-2017 yearbooks will be judged.

  • DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

  • Yearbooks may be picked up at the conclusion of the Journalism Scholars Day Program Friday, November 17. Books will not be mailed back.

  • The WKU chapter of SPJ and the Kentucky High School Media Institute reserve the right to publish portions or any and all yearbooks for educational purposes.

  • The printed application must be completed, signed by the adviser and returned with the yearbook.

  • WKU journalism faculty, scholastic journalism professionals and journalism students using scoring guides will judge entries. Advisers will receive judging guides with comments after the awards ceremony or by mail. Certificates and comments not picked up at the awards ceremony will be mailed to the winning schools within two weeks after Journalism Scholars Day.

  • At least three entries must be received in each category for judging to take place, so there is a possibility that some categories may not be judged. If there are too few entries, classes will be combined.

  • All decisions are final and entries that do not meet the requirements will be disqualified.

Send Entries to:

WKU Student Publications
attn: Sam Oldenburg
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11084
Bowling Green, KY 42101


Past Winners (Excel Spreadsheet Format)



Sam Oldenburg, KHSMI Coordinator | samual.oldenburg@wku.edu | 270-745-3055

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