Check In

Check in from 8:00-8:30am | Workshop starts at 8:30 and will end by 4:00.


Workshop Course Descriptions


An artist will be available to help your staff with design ideas for covers and endsheets. This is an opportunity for you to see your design ideas come to life before your eyes. The artist will brainstorm with you and ask some questions about your school so it’s important for you to come prepared to make the most of your appointment time. If you have samples of artwork or photos you’d like to use, bring hard copies or a flash drive loaded with images. Choosing colors and fonts before the appointment will also save precious time.

Keynote Instructor: Erin Coggins, MJE

Erin has advised the yearbook and other journalistic publications at Sparkman High School for 16 years. She currently serves as the Journalism Education Association's Social Media Editor. She also serves on the executive board of the Southeastern Interscholastic Press Association. She has a Gold Key from Columbia Scholastic Press Association and has been recognized by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and the Alabama Scholastic Press Association for her work in the field. Erin loves sports, particularly the Golden State Warriors. Her favorite place to visit is St. John, USVI and all her children have paws. Erin says the best part of being a yearbook adviser is seeing the smiles when the final product arrives--oh, and viewing designing the yearbook like a JCREW outfit. After all, yearbook design is all about accessorizing!

Breakout Sessions

Choose from the topics that best suit your needs and your staff’s interests. For example: Photography, eDesign, Yearbook Marketing, Square One, Design 101.

Shining Star and Gold Pica Awards

The Shining Star Award is for perfect performance.  The Gold Pica Award is for design excellence in Cover, Spread, and Theme. Send your entries by June 1.

 More Workshop Award details HERE!



All materials, instruction, t-shirts, lunch and snacks provided for $75 per person.


For more information, contact your HERFF JONES REPRESENTATIVES:

SONNY GRAY 205-296-0517
CHRIS KOCH 334-303-5062
KELLY KOCH 334-201-2911
BREE MCCONNELL 256-541-5711