Senior Photos and Senior Recognition Ad Information Senior Portrait Guidelines
Senior Photos and Senior Recognition Ad Information
Senior Portrait Guidelines
The deadline is October 20, 2014. All senior photos must be turned in by that date to
guarantee inclusion in Tiger Tales, our award winning Valley yearbook.
Photo format: 2 ½ by 3 ½” (standard wallet size) VERTICAL ONLY. Color photos only.
Digital photos must be in JPEG format, 300 dpi.
Digital photos can be emailed to [email protected] or brought on a CD to Valley High
School, room 1676. You may request a return receipt to guarantee that the photo was received via email.
Print photos can be brought to the publications lab, room 1676 by the October 20 deadline.
The photo must be a head and shoulders shot with a solid, dark (black, dark blue, navy, gray, etc.)
neutral-colored background. Please make sure no part of the head is cut off. No outdoor photos please.
No other part of the body should be shown in the photo, including hands, arms, whole body shots and
from-the- waist-up shots.
No props. Other people, animals, sports equipment, chairs, instruments, cars, costumes or any other
object are not acceptable. No printing on the photo. No apparel that has the appearance of an
undergarment will be allowed. No bare shoulders. No hats, spaghetti strap tops, off the shoulder tops, lowcut shirts, halter tops, or muscle shirts will be allowed.
Please make certain your photographer is aware of these requirements. The digital photography students will
take senior photos for those who wish. This must be completed before the October 20 deadline. Information will
be available in September.
Senior Recognition Ads
The yearbook advertising staff is offering parents/guardians or friends the opportunity to purchase a senior ad in honor of the
upcoming graduation. This tradition involves a special photo and your recognition of their achievement and offer of best
There are two options for ad creation. You could design your own quarter page ad online for $50. Visit
www.yearbookordercenter.com and use VHS code 3694. There are easy to follow instructions and you could include
several photos and text in your ad.
Another option is for the yearbook staff to create your ad for you. Simply send a baby picture or one of your favorite photos
of your senior along with the copy limited to forty words. Staff created Senior Recognition Ads are divided into six blocks per
page with each block costing $40.00. Blocks are sold as individual units and cannot be combined. You may, however,
purchase more than one block if you wish. Please write the name of your senior student on the back of the photo. Include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the photo returned. Please send the attached form, check, your
message and photo ALL TOGETHER IN ONE ENVELOPE to Valley High School Tiger Tales, 3650 Woodland Avenue,
West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266, attention YEARBOOK. Please submit printed copies as digital photos or cannot be
accepted by our staff. If you wish, you may enclose payment with checks payable to Valley Yearbook or else add this fee to
your registration form for your Infinite Campus account. The fee must be paid before October 20.
Please print the following information and enclose with your photo, message and payment. To avoid transcription errors, it is
recommended that you type your message and enclose it with the photo and a check made out to Valley Yearbook. Also,
double check special phrases, quotations, pet names and family nickname to ensure accuracy.
Address _____________________________________________________ City/Zip _________________________________________
check number _______________OR added to student account______________
Senior Student’s Name ____________________________________________
Your contribution to this year’s Tiger Tales is greatly appreciated. Due to our publisher deadlines, Senior Recognition Ads
are due by October 20, 2014.