2017 Jostens-IHSPA Wholebook Results Announced


Judges received and critiqued twenty Iowa high school yearbooks for the 2017 Jostens-IHSPA Wholebook Contest and Evaluation. Judges based the awards on specific criteria, which evaluated each publication’s demonstration of journalistic, photographic, and design principles.

Covers of the 2017 Jostens-IHSPA Neubert Award: The Centaur, Trojan Epic, and the Dragon.

The Neubert award, named in honor of the late Grinnell High School yearbook advisor Mick Neubert, recognizes exceptional yearbooks in the Wholebook Contest, and it is IHSPA’s highest rating.

This year, three schools received the Neubert Award: Mount Vernon High School, Iowa City West High School, and Johnston High School.







The remainder of this year’s awards are as follows:

Iowa City WestNeubert Award
JohnstonNeubert Award
Mount VernonNeubert Award
AtlanticAward of Distinguished Merit
BentonAward of Distinguished Merit
Davenport CentralAward of Distinguished Merit
Davenport NorthAward of Distinguished Merit
Lewis CentralAward of Distinguished Merit
Webster CityAward of Distinguished Merit
West DelawareAward of Distinguished Merit
Cedar FallsAward of Achievement
Des Moines EastAward of Achievement
Dowling CatholicAward of Achievement
Iowa MennoniteAward of Achievement
NewtonAward of Achievement
Abraham LincolnAward of Honor
GrinnellAward of Honor
HooverAward of Honor
MarionAward of Honor
XavierAward of Honor