Your yearbook program needs revenue. That precious money can come from a variety of places. Sales of the book, obviously, are the most important, and creative fundraisers can supplement the budget, but ad sales are a vital piece of the pie that you might not be maximizing.
Advising a middle school yearbook staff sometimes feels like a game of telephone. Remember that game? You whisper, “I like cheese,” to the first person in line, only to end up with, “Did you know that Sarah is dating Bobby?” at the end of the line.
You’ve noticed them at school events and activities on and off campus. They always seem to have a camera bag strapped around their shoulders. And while everyone on the yearbook staff may be required to take photos for a grade, somehow these students are the ones whose exceptional photographs dominate the pages of your yearbook.
Photo illustrations can be created to represent a change. Nothing shows a transition from old to new better than blending a photo of a past scene into the photo of the scene in its current state. In a few easy steps, you can create such an illustration.
The latest issue of Idea File magazine has begun arriving in schools this week! You will be able to read all of the contents right here in the Idea File online, as we reveal the articles over the next several days.
Organization is key! Wait, isn’t that a cliché? Yes it is, and although every yearbook adviser or experienced yearbook student tells you to never use one, this is the exception to the rule. To have a successful yearbook staff and yearbook, you have to be organized.
A yearbook should be created for more than the eye. The book should feel good in a reader’s hands, and make them want to pick it up, touch it, hold it and open it. When you think about the theme and direction of your yearbook, think not only of the design on the cover, but how materials and applications can convey that theme.