Celebration Announcement Guidelines

All announcements are published on Sundays and must follow these guidelines:
  • The anniversary announcements are for those married 25 years or more.
  • Birthdays are for those 80 years and older.
  • Birth announcements are limited to children under the age of 6 months.
Note: All announcements are subject to space availability.


Forms can be obtained for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and birth announcements as follows: Announcements will appear on The Journal's website for five weeks and will be placed in our archives.


ALL announcements need to be submitted 10 days prior to the Sunday publication date.


  • If your photograph is copyrighted, you must have the permission of your photographer to publish your photos in the Journal.
  • If a photo is used for anniversaries and birthdays, it needs to be a recent photo.
  • Black and white or color photos may be used.
  • In lieu of a height discrepancy, the most satisfactory photos are when the couple's heads and shoulders are close together.
  • Please write the last name(s) of the couple on a small piece of paper taped to the back of the photo.
  • Photos need to be left at The Journal and may be picked up after the announcement publication. Photographs not picked up after 6 months will be discarded.
  • Photographs can be returned by mail if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
  • The Sioux City Journal is not responsible for lost or damaged photographs.
  • Photos may be submitted via e-mail to features@siouxcityjournal.com. Call 712-293-4215 for more information.

Options and charges

The Journal provides the following packages for publication of anniversaries, engagements, and weddings:
  • Announcement without a photo. No charge
  • Announcement with a small photo, $41
  • Announcement with a large photo, $61
  • There is no charge for birthday or birth announcements.
Payment must be received before your announcement can be published. There is no charge for birthday or birth announcements


Attn: Features
The Sioux City Journal, P.O. Box 118, Sioux City, Iowa 51102
Telephone: (712) 293-4215 or 1-800-397-9820, ext. 4215
Email: features@siouxcityjournal.com