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Grad Ads

Creating your Grad Ad

1. Choose a size

Full Page 7 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in (Vertical) – $315
Half Page 7 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in (Horizontal) – $220
Quarter Page 3 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in (Vertical) – $125
Eighth Page 2 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in (Horizontal) – $75

Turn in both contract and payment early (by September 28) for ~25% discount

2. Choose how your ad will be created

Create the entire ad yourself

Double-check your layout size.
Advertisements in hardcopy format will be scanned as-is. Submit to the office in an envelope with your child’s name on it.
Advertisements in digital format must be submitted in PDF file format. Email the file to yearbook@mgak-12.org.

We require saving the final file as a PDF to ensure proper dimensions and quality. DO NOT submit your design as a spreadsheet (Excel) or word processing (Word) document. Your design will get messed up and we will be unable to fix it.

Have the Yearbook staff create your ad

Email text and photos to yearbook@mgak-12.org
OR
Put any printed photos, text or digital photos (on a USB drive) in an envelope with your child’s name on it and turn it in to the office.  (We are able to scan in your printed photos at high quality, and trim them as-needed in the computer)

Digital proofs will be emailed to the email address provided on your contract for your approval.

Make an appointment to create your ad together

30 minute appointments will be scheduled through ParentSquare for Nov 26-29, Dec 3-6 (M-Th) from 3:30-5:00pm.

Email text and photos to yearbook@mgak-12.org
OR
Bring any printed photos, text or digital photos on a USB drive with you to your appointment. You should already have an idea of what you want the ad to look like so we can be efficient with our time (look in the back of last year’s yearbook in the office for ideas).

3. Submit by the deadline

 Completed advertisement OR pictures and text for us to create your ad must be turned in by December 8.

4. Pick up your original photos or USB drive

Everything turned in to the office (photos or USB drives) will be returned to the office, and you will be notified when they are ready to pick up. Please ensure that your photos and/or USB drives are properly identified so there is no confusion on who they belong to!

5. Contact us by email

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Grad Ad, please do not hesitate to personally contact our Yearbook Editors-in-Chief or Adviser (Mrs. Lynn Delinger) by email at yearbook@mgak-12.org

Grad Ad Videos

Yearbook videos are included throughout our yearbook through the use of an app called “Aurasma” that play linked videos when scanned. If you choose to purchase the video add-on, your video will be indicated on your child’s ad by the inclusion of the video symbol from the yearbook (the symbol varies each year) and will start to play when viewed with a smart phone or tablet using the “Aurasma” app.

If you would like to see a demonstration of how this works, please refer to last year’s yearbook (available for viewing at the office), or feel free to stop by the yearbook room for a personal demonstration.

At this time, we are unable to create your video for you.

1. Create your Video Message

Videos can be slide shows, video footage, or any combination thereof.
You are encouraged to include sound, including music and/or spoken message.
File size is more important than length: videos cannot exceed 95mb no matter how long they are.

2. Submit your Video Message by the deadline

Video messages cannot exceed 95mb in file size. 90mb or under is better.
The video file should be saved in a common format, such as .MOV, .M4V or .MPG
Submit the video file on a flash drive or CD to the office on or before March 16, 2018 (last day before Spring Break).
Videos not submitted by the deadline will NOT be able to be included in the yearbook.

3. Preview your Video Message with your ad

You will be able to view your video using your proof of the message within a week of submitting your video. Please be sure to ask for directions (by emailing yearbook@mgak-12.org) if you have any trouble viewing the video, or are unsure how to make it work.