Announcing Walsworth’s 2021 Photo Contest Winners

In a year where everything changed, one thing remained the same; Walsworth Yearbooks once again received thousands of impressive entries for this year’s Photo Contest!

Photo by Lacey Mamros

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November 23, 2020 / Copywriting / Design / News / Photography

Yearbook staffers from Walsworth Yearbooks schools took the top prize in two of the three categories when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the winners of its Junior High/Middle School contests this past weekend at the virtual Fall National High School Journalism Convention. In Photo of the Year, Bailey Brummer from the Oro staff…

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November 20, 2020 / Copywriting / Design / News / Photography

Yearbook staffers from Walsworth Yearbooks schools Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, Arizona, and Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, appeared in all three categories when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) revealed the Finalists in its 2020 middle school contests earlier this month. In the middle school Photo of the Year…

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November 19, 2020 / Copywriting / News

Yearbook staffers from Walsworth Yearbooks schools McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, and Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, were named Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) in its 2020 Story of the Year Contest earlier this month.   Elizabeth Long of the Hauberk staff from Shawnee Mission East was named…

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October 29, 2020 / Copywriting / Coverage

Are you wondering how you’re going to fill your yearbook pages during this crazy pandemic? What can you put on all the spreads that normally would be filled with hundreds of school events and activities? It’s easy. Tell the stories of the people in your school community with individual profiles. All you need to do…

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February 13, 2020 / Copywriting / Coverage

Updated by Walsworth Yearbooks You’d be surprised how often it happens. You pick up a yearbook, see a cover design you really love, or flip through and eye a font you like, then flip to the back looking for the colophon to read the specs and… nothing. A number of yearbook staffs get overwhelmed with…

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October 10, 2019 / Copywriting / National Yearbook Week

So you’re ready to Level Up your writing. Congrats! The fact that you’re reading this blog already means you are taking steps in the “write” direction. In the yearbook world, we know that any story worth telling is worth telling well. Sure, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but a picture with words…

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January 28, 2019 / Copywriting

Are your readers actually reading your yearbook? In many cases, the answer is “no,” and with good reason.

Most yearbooks are not written to be read. Yearbook copy tends to be a collection of non-compelling facts put together too lazily and too hastily, without regard for the reader. While that is a harsh indictment, it is often true and it is nothing new.

Hey, you worked hard on the yearbook — wouldn’t it be nice if people read it? Instead of dull and lifeless facts, stories should be a collection of interesting people caught in defining moments — moments that reveal character and personality.

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