This 225-point photography rubric is used to evaluate specific assignments yearbook students are shooting. Two to three students are assigned to major school activities like football, the homecoming dance, soccer etc., and then then we have 2-3 photo checks per quarter. This rubric is based on national journalism standards as well as several contest rubrics I have used as a judge over the years. It covers photography, caption writing, and proper saving techniques (according to our programs's standards and needs). Please note, some of the language applies to saving photos to Jostens' online program, yearbookavenue, and might need to be changed to fit your needs. Admittedly, the grading process via this rubric can be time-consuming at first, but if used regularly as a teaching tool, students begin to understand and meet all of the requirements. One way to get them accustomed to meeting the requirements and understanding the entire process would be to have them evaluate a photo collection prior to shooting and/or having them do a self evaluation before turning this in to the instructor. (I could always upload or share one for you to start with, and include a completed rubric, so you can see how I would comment and grade.) One other note, I do print these out and give each student a copy, but I also have them saved in our google drive, in a folder shared specifically with all of my yearbook students. Sometimes I will exchange a hard copy with the students, and other times we will just share digitally via google. As you can probably guess, students almost always lose the hard copies. I do like the idea of them having some the old copies -- in some form -- to refer back to. If they are digital, I can also look back and make comments about improvement, or refer to an earlier comment that they may or may not have heeded.