TreeRing Yearbooks is pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 #TreeRingMemoriesMatter Design Contest. Yearbook editors from across the US submitted their favorite yearbook spreads from the 2021-2022 school year.
First Place Winners
Elementary School: Del Norte Heights Elementary School, El Paso, TX
The blended coverage of a teacher-organized remembrance ceremony of 9/11’s 20th anniversary and a celebration of one of America’s most popular children’s books captured the “return to normalcy,” Yearbook Coordinator, Elyse Hernandez said.
The Del Norte Team earned second place in our 2021 contest with their spread on face mask fashion.
“As we returned to our classrooms in person, students embraced the return to normalcy, and being able to create traditions and celebrate our students is one of the many facets that make Del Norte Heights an amazing learning center,” Hernandez said. “That is why our TreeRing Memories really matter!”
Middle School: Edison Regional Gifted Center, Chicago, IL
This show-stopper spread is a strong example of inclusivity and trends (hello botanical design and pop culture). Notice how each student has individualized interview questions. We also love that the cutouts aren’t true COBs, which adds to the magazine feel.
High School: Grandview High School, Grandview, WA
Student editor Jazmine Richey created this spread which incorporates both theme elements and the here-and-now of the campus: a state-tournament appearance, the return of fans in the stands, and a new building. We love the modular look.
“The [red] line represents not only the presence of the Red Line of Equity in our everyday lives but the beginning of the creation of traditions here at GHS,” Lilly Kassinger, the student who nominated Richey’s work, said.
And the QR code? It links to a highlight reel of the season.
Each of the first-place winners will share their tips and tricks in upcoming blogs.
Second Place Winners
Elementary School: Lois Lenski Elementary, Littleton, CO
Middle School: Lennox Middle School, Inglewood, CA
High School: Pennyroyal Area Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (PACHEK), Hopkinsville, KY
Third Place Winners
Elementary School: Orion Alternative and Mandarin Immersion, Redwood City, CA
Middle School: Mountain School, Soquel, CA
High School: Freedom High Magnet School, Albuquerque, NM
2022 #TreeRingMemoriesMatter Runners Up
Abington Friends School
Ardrey Kell Band Booster
Blue Ridge Academy
Bremerton High School
Cetronia Elementary School
Chateauguay Valley Regional
Chester W. Morrison Elementary
Evergreen Valley High School
Gregory-Portland High School
Lakeside Christian School
Lyman High School
North Elementary School
Okaloosa Stem Academy
Orange County Classical Academy
Perry Lecompton Middle School
Premont I.S.D./Premont Collegiate High School/Premont Early College Academy
Presidio Middle School
Sky Ranch Middle
Southeast Academy High School
St. Cloud Christian school
St. Xavier Catholic School
The Learning Connection (TLC)
Thomas Rivera Elementary
Virginia’s Governor’s School for the Arts
The judges, a panel of yearbook professionals, graphic designers, parents, and journalism educators, thank everyone who entered the 2022 #TreeRingMemoriesMatter Design Contest.