Jostens Yearbook Covers Win Five Industry-Best Gold Leaf Awards
Winners selected by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
Chicago, Ill. - Jun 12, 2017

Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market, and four of its yearbook customers brought home awards at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Gold Leaf Awards during the FSEA National Conference in Schaumburg, IL. Yearbook covers produced by Jostens received honors in the "Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing," "Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing," "Best Use of Foil and Embossing," and “Most Difficult Use of Embossing” categories.

The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards are a collection of the most creative, brilliant and technically difficult works in the industry. The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards cover everything from book covers and jackets to calendars and holographic foils, and a panel of industry experts judged the pieces in three categories: design, execution and level of difficulty.

The following Jostens Yearbook Covers were recipients of the 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards:

"Most Creative Use of Foil and Embossing – Hardback Book Cover" Category:

  • The Booster, Boiling Springs High School [SC] – Gold
  • The Wildcat, Waterford High School [CA] – Bronze

"Best Use of Foil and Embossing – Capabilities Brochure" Category:

  • Yearbook Cover Love, Jostens [MN] – Gold

"Most Difficult Use of Foil and Embossing – Hardback Book Cover" Category:

  • Howitzer, United States Military Academy [NY] – Silver

"Most Difficult Use Embossing" Category:

  • Harvard 380, Harvard Yearbook Publications [MA] – Silver

"We are honored to be recognized by the FSEA for these winning yearbook covers designed and produced in collaboration with our customers,” said Ann Carr, Jostens Chief Marketing Officer. "Making a strong first impression with the cover is an important part of the yearbook experience and we are very proud of our expert team of cover designers, yearbook representatives, creative artists and operations who make it possible for Jostens to be recognized as the best in the industry."

To learn more about the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and view the full list of winners visit

About FSEA
Since its inception in 1992, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association has worked toward industry awareness and growth. It serves as a resource and educational platform for decorating technologies, including foil stamping, embossing, cold foil technologies, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.

About Jostens
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year. Jostens invests in state of the art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum and award winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks. Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at

About Newell Brands
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.

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