CSPA names 24 Walsworth Yearbooks schools Crown Finalists

Twenty-four of Walsworth Yearbooks’ 2018 yearbooks have been named a 2019 Crown Award Finalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

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October 3, 2018 / Coverage / Design / National Yearbook Week

Walsworth’s first webinar of National Yearbook Week 2018 took place on Tuesday afternoon, with Mike Taylor’s presentation, “Content-Driven Yearbook Design.” Taylor spent 60 minutes discussing how your yearbook coverage can directly impact your book’s design. Replay of the webinar is now available. Creating page templates helps yearbooks keep a consistent look and allows students to…

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September 25, 2018 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2018 / Idea File Magazine

For this issue of Idea File, I have collaborated with my good friend Becky Tate from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. We decided there are two areas of design that everyone should pay attention to – deciding on and using fonts correctly, and creating pages/spreads that will visually help tell the…

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July 24, 2018 / Cover Spotlight / Design

A new yearbook season is upon us, which means the return of the Cover Spotlight! As your yearbook staff starts brainstorming for the 2019 cover and sorting through the Cover Gallery for ideas, draw some inspiration from the innovative cover that the Leaves staff from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, did with their…

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January 26, 2018 / Coverage / Design

When you need information pulled out and explained further, or in a different way, consider using pie charts, surveys, lists, quote boxes, timelines, tables and fast-fact boxes to tell the complete story – and leave readers pleasantly full.

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January 5, 2018 / Design

When you put so much time and energy into making the pages of your yearbook look beautiful, it’s easy to neglect the index, defaulting to a phonebook-style list of names. It still serves its purpose with that approach, but when the index is the most viewed part of your yearbook, doesn’t it deserve the same…

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December 6, 2017 / Advertising / Design

No one involved in the process knows everything they should know to produce a senior tribute for the yearbook. Most parents have never designed, photo-edited or written for a yearbook before. Yearbook designers and the tribute staff have never had children graduate. These two groups — parents and ads/tribute staff — are often at odds in the tribute production process.

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December 4, 2017 / Design / Spotlight

This post is part of a series highlighting the employees and departments that provide Walsworth’s outstanding customer support. Our post about Computer Support can be found here and you can read about the company’s customer service representatives here. Walsworth strives to provide a positive yearbook experience to customers on all fronts. Creative Services is there to…

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September 27, 2017 / Coverage / Design / New Advisers

A recording of yesterday’s live webinar with Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, Not Your Mama’s Yearbook, is now available for viewing. Taylor spent an hour talking yearbook trends.  The discussion focused on all the reasons and ways yearbook staffs should be bringing their 2018 books up to date and not simply sticking to traditions. The presentation…

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