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2022 Presidents Collection Part 4

As we enter the fourth week of March, we’re excited to bring you the President’s Collection, Part 4! In this post, we share highlights from the yearbooks of Colonial Forge High School, Rock Ridge High School, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, University High School, El Dorado High School…

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Presidents Collection Part 2 Liberty North

Happy March! We’re celebrating the month by highlighting the yearbooks in our 2022 President’s Collection. Yearbook experts Mike Taylor, CJE, Jim Jordan and Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, sat down to talk about each yearbook. Each video focuses on five main areas: concept and theme, coverage, design, writing and editing, and photography. Yearbook staffs can use these…

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February 20, 2023 / 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 yearbook colophon to read the specs and… nothing. Many yearbook teams become overwhelmed with the…

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March 24, 2022 / Copywriting / Coverage / Design / Photography

If you are looking for inspiration, look no further than Possibilities, volume 9. This bi-annual publication has been providing it since 2006. Now the latest volume is hot off the press and sure to generate yearbook excitement and creativity in your staff, and it has more to show than ever before. With over 950 examples…

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October 21, 2021 / Ask Mike / Copywriting / Coverage / Fall 2021

Rethinking Your Yearbook Post-COVID Closing the door on the 2021 school year could not come soon enough for teachers across the country. It was a tough year, but if anyone made lemonade from lemons, it was classroom teachers. There was also good that came from one of the craziest school years ever, and I want…

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October 20, 2021 / Copywriting / Coverage / Design / Fall 2021

Editors and staffers can use these guides as a checklist to create marvelous mods and compelling student profiles We all have grand dreams at the beginning of the school year for how amazing our yearbook can be. The goal is to tell great stories, capture amazing images, include every student, create a record of the…

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October 8, 2021 / Copywriting

So you’re ready to make your writing one for the books. 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…

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August 12, 2021 / Copywriting / Podcasts

Bobby Hawthorne knows how to tell a story. He also knows how to teach others to tell stories. For the first episode of season five of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast, host Jim Jordan brings this electric storyteller on as a guest. We strongly recommend you listen to this episode – reading a synopsis…

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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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